Lloyd is correct.
See Rule 17, Handling Allowed.
The first main bullet talks about doing things in Base while the robot is inactive. In addition, the second main bullet says that "Objects in Base are yours to store, prepare, or stage for future interaction with the active robot. Just be sure they’re stationary and you let go of them before the robot touches them."
Objects in Base may be handled by the team members at the table at any time, with two exceptions.
1)As stated in Rule 17, don't be touching an object that the active robot touches, or else the robot becomes inactive and you'll have to start over.
2) For a clean start, Rule 20 says that "YOU may NOT be touching objects the robot is about to move or use," and "YOU may NOT be touching objects the robot is touching," and, of course, Rule 21 says that the team cannot touch the robot just before a start or restart: "You may not handle the robot, or anything it’s about to move or use, during or after the countdown, except for the single action needed to get the program running. Because of these rules, it is highly recommend that the team members not be touching anything in Base at the time or a start or restart.
On Nov 1, 2010, at 4:34 PM, Lloyd O'Hara wrote:
> If I'm understanding the question correctly, you would like to know if the team can be work on stuff in base while the bot is out doing its thing. If I am understanding correctly, the answer, as long as it's only the two members at the table, would be yes, its ok. Not only is it ok, its a very sound way to approach things if you ask me.
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> When the robot is active and out of base can the team members be working on things in base such as loading up attachments - or do they have to wait until the robot is inactive and back in base?
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