Oh yes, there is always that pesky asterisk. However in this case, what the asterisk implies isn’t too bad.
David Calkins, Robogames founder and co-host of the Revision3 eShow: Systm, is offering a free* all expenses paid trip to Japan. What’s the catch? Well first of all, you have to have a 3kg Sumobot. David’s message below explains the whole deal:
So, The all-Japan 3kg sumo tournament is Dec 21st in Tokyo.
Fujisoft gave me 2 seats to go, all expenses, but Simone is pregnant and due about then, so I’m giving away the tix.
You gotta win ‘em.
MAIL me your 3kg sumo (not 500g), so it arrives by the morning of Dec 5th.
Include pre-paid return for the package. On Dec 6th, I’ll compete them all in a normal sumo bracket. Don’t have a 3kg sumo? You can build one in 3 weeks…
The top two robots each get one ticket to Japan. You will need a passport and time off work to go. This is going to be totally merit based. It’s not random.
Best two robots go.
Email me directly for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
-David E. Calkins
SFSU Robotics Engineering and Robotics Outreach President, RoboGames / Robotics Society of America
How cool is that? Here’s some mini-sumo action!