Lightweight preliminaries 9 am to 12 noon
Registration and weigh-in (all other competitors) 11 am
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Admission is free to contestants, $5.00 for non-contestants, $2.00 for students; children under 10 get in free!
On Saturday, March 11, 2006, robot fans and art aficionados alike will converge upon the Ontario College of Art & Design to witness the Annual Sumo Robot Challenge. Open to OCAD students, faculty, alumni and the general public, this highly entertaining competition was first brought to OCAD in 1992 by former faculty member Norman White. The event is coordinated by the Faculty of Art's Integrated Media program and is modeled after traditional Japanese Sumo Wrestling. The competition is intended to introduce students and the public to a variety of sophisticated technologies and their applications to art. 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.
Registration and rules sheets may be obtained from Denise Gagnon, or Jessica Gillies, Faculty of Art, Room 401, Level 4, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, or from the official Sumo website: http://www.student.ocad.on.ca/%7Esumo/.
Added by smckay on March 3, 2006