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Official Q&A: VIQC 2018-2019: Next Level Usage Guidelines

Reset for parking or robot hang.


23310J
1 year ago

Please confirm:

  1. It is NOT legal to reset a robot for parking during Driver Skills or a Teamwork challenge unless the robot is "in trouble".
  2. It IS legal to reset a robot during an autonomous run to park or high hang. We can program the robot to set hubs and then pick the robot up and move it to a start zone and run a hang only program?

Rule PSC1 states you can handle the robot as many times as desired during an autonomous run. Rule G16 specifies the robot can only be handled during driver control if the robot is in trouble.

Answered by Game Design Committee

For Driver Skills Matches and Teamwork Challenge Matches, please see this similar Q&A: www.robotevents.com/VIQC/2018-2019/QA/108

For Programming Skills Challenge runs, <PSC1> is a specific exception that allows teams to reset their robots as a part of game strategy.

<PSC1> A Team may handle their Robot as many times as desired during a Programming Skills Match.

a. Upon handling the Robot, it must be immediately brought back to any legal Starting Position.

i. Drivers may reset or adjust the Robot as desired from this position, including pressing buttons on the Robot Brain or activating sensors.