Dave's Sumo Robot page

The controller is a 6.270 board from MIT . It is a 68HC11 based microcontroller with 32K of RAM. C is the programing langauge used to control the robot using Interactive C .

The robot runs on 4 motors taken from cordless screwdrivers. It has speed control and is also reversible. To help the robot to navigate and to seek out its opponent, it uses 4 pairs of ultrasonic transducers for tracking and detection of its opponent. To avoid the robot from going off the playing surface on its own, it has 4 infared transmit/receiver pairs at each corner. The robot also has 4 contact sensors at each of its sides to detect contact with its opponent.

Here is a summary of the specification for the robot Morbid Curiosity:

Here is a couple of pictures of Morbid Curiosity. You can also have a look at my current SUMO robot project. If you have any comments, suggestions, ideas or corrections please feel free to drop me a line at: dave@ece.de-spam.concordia.ca .

Click here for full size image (90k)

Click here for full size image (97k)

Back to Dave's home page 

Dave Chu Concordia University Electrical and Computer Engineering 1455 De Maisonneuve O. H941 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8 Telephone: (514) 848-3115 Fax: (514) 848-2802 Email: dave@ece.de-spam.concordia.ca