First off, I wanted to thank all of the teams that competed in the Sumo Robotics Kit Competition last week. It was a lot of fun and our Student Branch looks forward to seeing the robots teams will build for the upcoming Sumo Robotics Scratch Competition. This email will give a general overview of the scratch competition and how the first five teams to register can receive reimbursement for their bots:
The scratch competition is different than the kit competition in that students will have the opportunity to build a robot entirely from scratch (hence scratch competition), if they so choose. The scratch competition is the perfect opportunity to show off your robotics skills to other students, professors, and general spectators. Last year, the competition hosted teams from several different universities in the Philadelphia region, battling for a $1000 dollars in prizes.
An outline of this year’s competition prizes can be seen below:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $100
Presentation Award (see rules): $100
How to Receive Reimbursement:
This year, our student branch is offering $100 dollars of reimbursement to the first five sumo teams that register. Tomorrow, Sunday October 11th, Danny Cahall will be distributing an email between 5 PM and 7 PM that will include a link to a Google form. The first five teams to complete that Google form will receive the $100 of reimbursement. Please have the team captain fill out the form and be prepared to have a team name chosen (less than 20 characters). Only one entry per team is permitted. Please note: teams that receive reimbursement are required to compete in the scratch competition and use the funding on the advancement of their robot. More details will be discussed at a later time.
The competition will be held on Friday, November 20th in the Rowan Hall Atrium. For more specific information, please read the attached rules. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jacob Culleny. Thanks everyone!