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Official Q&A: VEXU 2019-2020: Tower Takeover Usage Guidelines

(VEXU) Can two robots start on opposite sides of the field in a skills match?


SQL
8 months ago

<RSC1a> says:

Robots may start on either side of the field, as long as they fulfill the constraints set forth in <SG1> and <G7> for the chosen Alliance’s side.

Appendix E says:

VEX U Teams are permitted to use both Robots in their Robot Skills Challenge Matches, per <VUG1>, <VUG6>, and <VUR1>.

Given the above rules, is it allowed for the two robots used in a VEXU skills run to start the match on different sides of the field?

If yes, must the drive team members associated with a particular robot be on the same side of the field as that robot? For example, would it be OK for a VEXU team to compete in a skills match with the following combination of robot starting locations and drive team locations:

  • One robot starting on each side of the field
  • Four drive team members in the red alliance station
  • Two drive team members in the blue alliance station
Answered by Game Design Committee

We apologize for the delayed response to this question.

Given the above rules, is it allowed for the two robots used in a VEXU skills run to start the match on different sides of the field?

Yes, this is legal.

If yes, must the drive team members associated with a particular robot be on the same side of the field as that robot?

This similar Q&A will also apply to VEX U; no, there is no requirement for Drive Team Members associated with a given Robot to be in the same Alliance Station as that Robot.