Mini Sumo

Project Overview:


The goal of the Minisumo project is to design an autonomous robot which can knock its opponents out of the ring in a head to head competition. The event is held every year during the IEEE Student Activities Conference. This year, due to COVID-19, the team is planning to compete in the “kit” competition, an entirely software-based event where each team starts with the same robot and tries to develop the best software for the competition.

Project Leads:

Morgan Visnesky
Project Lead
Mark Hofmeister
Project Lead

How to Join

Whether you are just starting out or you have years of experience, you can find a place to contribute to our team.

The best way to get involved is to join our slack.


Join us on Slack, a powerful messaging service where we coordinate project teams, general announcements, ask for help, and discuss anything we want. Sign up with your Pitt email at Slack. Make a post in #general and introduce yourself!


Email if you have any questions or want to get involved.


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