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Skills - Driver and Autonomous


I am learning that teams use their autonomous during both autonomous and driver skills. Why is this allowed? If it is allowed why even have driver skills? The only difference is that a driver presses the start button vs the judge in charge? There is no justification for this. The whole purpose of the driver skills and autonomous competition is to separate the capabilities. Why else would it be separated? I get the justification of rules but this was not the intent of the competition. If this is allowed something needs to change. Some kids are good at coding and some are good at driving. The separation of the skill sets was and is intentional and is being lost in the interpretation of rules. Please bring clarification and or change to the rules to ensure the true spirit of the skills Auton/driver skills.

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