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Do you have what it takes to fight and win the competition of the future? - Then sign up and enter the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robotic competition at GOTO Aarhus 2011 and win fabulous prizes on top of the fame and glory. For every team signed up the LEGO Foundation will donate a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotic toolkit to schools in need.

How to enter the game?

  1. Registration is closed
  2. Form a team (2-5 members)
  3. The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotic toolkit – all you need to build the robot - will be supplied to you
  4. Build your own intelligent, autonomous robot before the conference
  5. Pitch it against the robots from other teams at the GOTO Conference Party
  6. There will be prizes for the winning team and the team with the robot that breaks most rapidly

It only takes 5 minutes to build a robot!

If you need some inspiration then have a look at the links below. Some of the robots only take 5 minutes to build - and then you can enter the game.

Y-tube inspiration 

Robotic sumo does not have to be difficult!

Watch the robotic sumo contest held with hackers and developers at the South By SouthWest festival 
Watch the video from an international contest held in the US

The Game

The game will be quite simple and focus on "sumo" skills - pushing the rival back! But also expect to handle precision; control the direction. The game will be executed in a set time frame. You will get time to adjust your robot before and in between the battles. There will be extra LEGO® pieces available during the competition. There is not internet available. 

The Rules

You have to follow these rules: 

  1. Your team must have a team name
  2. Your robot (connected in all parts) must be able to fit in a footwear box
  3. Electric parts used for the robot must be included in the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit
  4. Any other electric parts must be approved by LEGO. Write an e-mail to Steven Canvin - use GOTO in the subject - and specify the parts.
  5. No mobile phones!
  6. Other extensions, accessories, gadgets and general niceness are allowed – also open source software