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Official Q&A: VIQC 2019-2020: Squared Away Usage Guidelines

G17 c. Any Game Object being controlled by the Robot while being handled must be removed from the Robot and gently placed in a non-Scored position by the Team


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5 months ago

c. Any Game Object being controlled by the Robot while being handled must be removed from the Robot and gently placed in a non-Scored position by the Team

This rule is intended so Teams can fix damaged Robots or help get their Robots “out of trouble.” It is not intended for Teams to use as part of a strategy to gain an advantage during a Match, including via moving Game Objects per parts 3 and 4 above. If a Head Referee sees Teams strategically exploiting this rule, they may be Disqualified from said Match.

Can you clarify how this is legal? I have a first-year coach asking me and it appears the team is intent on moving the parts to gain and advantage. youtu.be/IVpE1isiEJw

Answered by Game Design Committee

Please see the following related Q&A's:

www.robotevents.com/VIQC/2019-2020/QA/392

www.robotevents.com/VIQC/2019-2020/QA/434

www.robotevents.com/VIQC/2019-2020/QA/455

While we were not at the event referenced in the video and cannot confirm with absolute certainty, the title of the video mentions that it is a Programming Skills Challenge run. Therefore, there are no illegal actions being performed, in accordance with the Q&A's linked above.