Are students allowed to use a VEX piece to measure spacing when placing their robot on the field for their autonomous program? The piece would be removed from the field before the student presses the “go” button to run their program. This piece is not attached to their robot. Please advise.
The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.
Measuring Tool During Skills
There are no rules prohibiting this; therefore, it is legal.
However, we would advise Teams to be indful of the blue box in RSC8, if choosing to do so:
In accordance with <G6>, Teams should be mindful of event schedules and set their Robot up as promptly as possible. The definition of “prompt” is at the discretion of the Event Partner and Head Referee, and could depend on things like how much time is left for the Skills Challenge field(s) to be open, how many Teams are waiting in line, etc. As a general guideline, three seconds to calibrate a Gyro Sensor would be acceptable, but three minutes to debug a program would not.