march1105_sumo1.jpg

The Sumo Robots are COMING! RUN!


This Sunday, March 13, nerds will reign and the Sumo Robot Challenge will take over the WORLD! Well, at least they'll take over OCAD (can the freaky campus pencil-building hold up?)...

we're talking about battling robots... the Sumo part factors in because the whole competition is modeled after traditional Japanese Sumo Wrestling. In one-on-one combat, contestants must endure three rounds in which the self- or remotely-controlled robot gladiators attempt to push their opponent off the playing field-a six-foot circular platform. The winner of at least two rounds wins the match.

There are various weight classes and even a heavyweight class that is basically a free-for-all (do you smell kerosene?). According to the website, this year in the heavy-weight "no-holds-barred" class, "scarring of the playing surface is no longer allowed. This new restriction eliminates saw blade wheels and the resultant danger to the audience."

Well then!

The event is open to OCAD students, faculty, alumni and the general public. Admission is free to contestants, $5 for non-contestants adn a mere $2 for students. the Lightweight preliminaries start at 10am and go til noon. The main events go down at 1pm and should wrap up at 5:30pm.

The OCAD Auditorium is located at 100 McCaul Street.
For more information call (416) 977-6000 et. 337


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

Don Mattingly is now a Toronto Blue Jay but he's also famous for a cameo on the Simpsons

Drake is trying to sell a $4,800 OVO goalie mask to hockey fans

Adorable boy brought to tears as parents surprise him with Toronto Raptors tickets

Canada gets historic first goal in battle versus Croatia at FIFA World Cup

Canada beats Australia in final to win first-ever Davis Cup title

Toronto Maple Leafs legend Börje Salming has passed away at 71

Canada misses penalty and comes up just short against Belgium in FIFA World Cup

The NHL is taking a stand against anti-trans bigots and fans are here for it