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

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Moving blocks across the field during autonomous


How is it legal for a driver to move a game element 7 feet down the board during a programming match? Doesn't this clearly violate the spirit of a programming match? Our teams watched multiple teams at state use their robots to just grab an element so the other driver could grab the cubes and place them near the scoring zone. This results in very basic programming skill and mostly tests how fast drivers can grab, run, and reset cubes. This was very disappointing to the students who actually worked hard to program their robots to accomplish this task to be beaten by what appears to be a loophole in the rules.

Answered by Game Design Committee