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Clarification regarding SC6 and Elevation Tier Definition


Alex Saikia (Event Partner)
30-Jan-2024

SC6 states: <SC6>

Elevation Tier Definition:

A status that represents an Elevated Robot’s height off of the field at the end of the Match. A Robot’s Elevation Tier is measured by placing the Height Guide vertically next to an Elevated Robot and determining which letter-labeled segment of the Height Guide the lowest point of the Robot falls within. Each white line on the Height Guide is considered to be part of the letter-labeled segment immediately below that line. In other words, the Robot must be visibly “above the line” in order to move into the next Elevation Tier.

With the removal of the yellow cap it is now possible for the lowest point of the robot to be inside the pipe. With that in mind, how should we score in the following scenarios:

A - It is unclear whether the robot's lowest point is within the confines of the elevation pipe or outside the pipe and not obviously within a certain elevation tier

B - The lowest point of the robot is obviously within the confines of the elevation pipe and it is possible to confidently ascertain the elevation tier of the lowest part of the robot

C - The lowest point of the robot is obviously within the confines of the elevation pipe and it is not possible to confidently ascertain the elevation tier of the lowest part of the robot

Hopefully these scenarios will be rare!

Answered by committee
31-Jan-2024

For the purposes of measuring Elevation Tier height, any portions of the Robot inside the volume of the Elevation Bar can be ignored.