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Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]>
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Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:52:50 -0500
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FYI...
Darlene Pantaleo
Judge Advisor
Maggie Walker




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> From: Scott Evans <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: November 13, 2008 2:45:36 PM EST
> To: Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: mission's end
> Reply-To: [log in to unmask]
>
> Hi Darlene,
>
> Darlene Pantaleo wrote:
>>
>> Scott, we seem to have a missing link in the rules. At what point  
>> is a mission considered completed? In the test the levees mission,  
>> is it completed 1) when the robot hits the activation bar, 2) when  
>> it backs off and is no longer touching the bar, or 3) when the  
>> wheel comes to a stop?
> Most missions are only considered "done" at the end of the match.   
> But since this mission is irreversible, it's done when the required  
> result is achieved.  And for this one, there are two results  
> needed.  First, the wheel needs to shoot out cleanly, and next, it  
> has to roll freely until [whatever].  Since nothing can control the  
> rolling wheel once it's on its way, I'd say you can pick the robot  
> up as soon as it has hit the lever.  It would be best though if you  
> waited until the robot backed off a little though, so the referee  
> doesn't think it was your hand motion that helped trigger the thrower.
>> Teams want to know when it is OK to touch the robot if it is  
>> completing a mission while in base (and still score the points).
> Yes, but wait until it's clearly done its thing.
>
> Warm Regards,
>
> Scott
>> Darlene Pantaleo
>> Judge Advisor
>> Maggie Walker
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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