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<SG7> and Plowing


66994A
3-Dec-2023

The difference between Possession and Plowing is analogous to the difference between the terms “controlling” and “moving”.

a. A robot with a flat front surface is broken by two small protruding pieces towards the middle of the robot. Does this count as a concave surface?

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b. A robot with a flat front surface is broken by two small protruding pieces towards the middle of the robot, and the robot uses the front surface to push multiple triballs straight forwards into the goal. Does this count as posession?

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c. Does simply pushing the triball forwards without a change in direction count as "moving the triball in a preferred direction?"

Thank you!

Answered by committee
21-Dec-2023

Please review our answers to these similar Q&A posts:

https://www.robotevents.com/VRC/2023-2024/QA/1790

https://www.robotevents.com/VRC/2023-2024/QA/1791

https://www.robotevents.com/VRC/2023-2024/QA/1780

https://www.robotevents.com/VRC/2023-2024/QA/1610

Specifically, please note this quote from the final paragraph of Q&A 1610:

... when reviewing a face, mechanism, or interaction, it is much easier to prove that "yes, this is Plowing", and much harder to prove that "no, it's not Possession".