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Emily Mohajeri Norris <[log in to unmask]>
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Emily Mohajeri Norris <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:02:13 -0500
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Thanks for the confirmation and guidance!

Emily & the Ancient Androids team

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:09 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> What Emily describes is perfectly allowable as part of robot preparation
> in Rules 41 and 36.
>
> As described, it simply looks like two robot restarts with a short program
> running in between.
>
> The team is actually also allowed to run a program while handling the
> robot--just let the referee know that you are not actually trying to
> restart and leave Base until everything is ready, as described in Rules 39
> and 40.
>
> Steve Scherr
> VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor
>
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Emily Mohajeri Norris <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Good morning! Would you please help answer this question from our team,
>> which is preparing for their regional tournament this Saturday? We've
>> reviewed the rules and think this is ok, but we want to be sure.
>>
>> The team wants to run a brief segment of a new program, mid-match, while
>> the robot is fully in base, in order to get an attachment into the right
>> position before it continues with the program. Is it okay for them to set
>> up the program while the robot is completely in base, press start and let
>> the little bit of program run while they are not touching it and the robot
>> remains completely in base (this is when the attachment will shift to the
>> right angle), then touch the robot while the program is paused to position
>> it for take off from base, and then press the start button again to
>> continue the program, letting the robot leave base?
>>
>> Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
>>
>> Emily
>> Ancient Androids
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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