Official Q&A: VEXU 2019-2020: Tower Takeover Usage Guidelines

Leaving Parts on the Field


Pete Niemann (Event Partner)
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<G5> Keep your Robots together. Robots may not intentionally detach parts during the Match or leave mechanisms on the field. Minor violations of this rule that do not affect the Match will result in a warning. Match Affecting offenses will result in a Disqualification. Teams that receive multiple warnings may also receive a Disqualification at the Head Referee’s discretion. Multiple intentional infractions may result in Disqualification for the entire competition.

At an event I watched teams that had a slide out mechanism that would release using rubber bands and the rubber bands would fly off the robot and fall on the field. Would this be a concern of G5?

G5  
Answered by Game Design Committee

A Robot intentionally detaching a part and leaving it on the field is always considered a violation of G5. The specific scenario you have described would likely be considered a minor (non-Match-Affecting) violation, and result in a warning. Teams that receive multiple warnings may receive a Disqualification at the Head Referee’s discretion.