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Andy Traiger <[log in to unmask]>
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Andy Traiger <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 3 Nov 2011 19:20:03 -0400
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While practicing our robot missions a couple of weeks ago, it was quite
annoying that we had several viruses that would not stay together.  To solve
the problem we glued the two pieces that make up the viruses together.  I
know glue is not permitted on the robot, but if certain mission models fall
apart very easily, are they glued together at tournaments?  It could be
harder for the teams trying to load up at least nine viruses to send to the
sink if several of the viruses are broken in half.  It's not like the robot
caused the viruses to break apart with excessive force or anything, some of
those things just won't stay together.


While I'm thinking about it, the wheels on the trailer are another thing
that can fall off without too much force.  How would a trailer be scored if
it was delivered back to the dock and the back wheels separated from the
trailer at the last second and ended up in scoring position with the trailer
right next to them?


And some of the food mission models break very easily too.  If a piece of
food (that is not normally in multiple pieces) is delivered to the table and
breaks in half when it drops on the table, does it score if all parts of it
remain on the table?


Andy Traiger

Vienna Robotics

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