Push the Bottle Off the Table or be the Last Robot Remaining. Teams of up to 3 students can compete in one of three divisions:
NEW! 2024 Official BottleSumo Rules and Related Documents
BottleSumo Rules: (pdf) Initial Version, released 9/30/23
Time Trial Score Card: (pdf) Initial Version, released 9/30/23
Unknown Start Examples: (pdf)
BottleSumo Judging Example Videos: Example 1-Bottle Intentional Push | Example 2-Robot Push | Example 3-Robot Fall| Example 4- Unintentional | Example 5-Tie | Example 6-Tie | Example 7-Fail to Start (Left Robot Loses)
2024 Technical Committee for Rules and Judging:
|Elmer Santos*||Robofest Director, LTU Adjunct Professor of Computer Science|
|Chris Parker||Owner, Tech Roots, Robofest Coach, Volunteer and Coordinator since 2011|
|David Carbery||Robofest Lead Instructor, BottleSumo Chair & Chief Judge, and Coach since 2015|
|Karthik Devaraj||Sr. Technical Project Manager at Forvia, MS in Automotive Engineering from Lawrence Technological University|
|CJ Chung||Professor of Computer Science. Founder of Robofest. Director of Robofest 1999-2020. Director of LTU's CAR (CS AI Robotics) Lab. Launched RoboSumo without a bottle in 2007. Designed BottleSumo rules in 2013|
To Register Your Team, go to
Rules for starting teams, registration, team responsibilities at competitions and how teams advance to World Championship can be found in the General Rules on the 2024 Main Page.
Each team member must bring the signed Robofest Consent and Release Form on the day of the event if not completed online.