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Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:22:54 -0500
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Thanks Fredrik,
  That was our interpretation, and we definitely reset the robot to a legal
starting position before retrying.  I just wanted to make sure since it has
been happening more often than we would like in our practice sessions.

-Frank

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Unofficial answer:
>
> Yes.  Rule 8: you can re-try mission when that is possible.
>
> Unasked question: will any penalties apply?
>
> Unofficial answer: That depends on where the robot is when you grab it.
> If any part of it is inside base, then by rule 43 and 27, no penalty.  If
> it is completely outside base, then by the same rules, yes penalty.
>
> Note that the moment you touch the autonomous robot for a forced restart
> (rule 42), it becomes offline, and must be brought back to a legal starting
> position (i.e. completely inside base) before you can restart it.
>
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> I have a question about the "Opening Doors" mission.  Occasionally the
>> robot "misses" and fails to push the lever down.  Can the operators pick up
>> the robot and restart the mission at this point.  *The robot is both
>> touching base and potentially touching the door*.  In our practices, we
>> usually have 5-10 seconds left, so we definitely have time for a retry.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Frank Levine
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