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robot breaking during match


10511C
27-Jan-2024

During today's competition a robot arm broke off but was still attached to the robot by its wires which made it longer than the allowed 20". The driver continued to drive until she reached the partial park zone. The ref did not allow the points because the robot did not meet the size limits. How would you have ruled?

<G6> Keep your Robot together. Robots may not intentionally detach parts or leave mechanisms on the Field during any Match. Parts that become unintentionally detached from the Robot are no longer considered to be part of the Robot and can be either left on the Field or collected by a Driver (utilizing <G10>).

Answered by Competition Judging Committee
29-Jan-2024

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