Hebocon

Hebocon is a robot sumo wrestling tournament for those who don’t have the technical skills to actually make robots (or those who want a challenge!)

History

Hebocon originally started in Japan. And from there we brought it to Denmark where we are organising tournaments and workshops on robot building at festivals, parties and other events.

Learning objectives

Introduce technology through a hands-on building process that allows for exploration and learning without the fear of failing.

Solution

Hebocon consists of two parts – a workshop and a battle. During the workshop participants build ridiculous crappy robots without any previous skills in engineering. These robots are nothing what their makers intended them to be. They struggle to move, fall and sometimes even break down right before the battle.
The battle is a celebration of these failures where losers are glorified and winners are forgotten. Because not fearing the fail is what is worth fighting for!

 

Read more about the project here.

around Denmark since 2016