Hive Holds Second Mini-Sumo Robot Competition

Victor Popa-Simil, left, with ‘Little Jimmy’ takes on Allan Saenz with ‘El Matador’ last month at the Hive’s first Mini-Sumo Robot Competition.  Photo by Leland Lehman/

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its second Mini-Sumo Robot Competition Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Contest rules are available at Robots may be purchased or built by the contestant. The Competition is open to all mini-sumos that meet the size and weight limits.

“We had seven entries in our first competition and hope to have even more for this second competition,” Hive Steward Dave Jones said.

View portions of the first competition, at

A practice and tune-up session is 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 8.

The Competition is Aug. 10:

  • 10 a.m.-noon ─ individual testing/tuning on the competition field;
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ─ registration, including adherence to the rules; and
  • 12:30 p.m. ─ compete until there is a winner.

Direct questions about the competition and/or how to obtain a robot to Dave Jones at

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