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Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]>
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Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]>
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No, the robot doesn't have to be completely inside. Some part of it needs
to be inside though -- see rule definition for "in".

Nothing in the rules say you need to use a sensor for the search engine
mission, so no, you don't have to use one, and yes, the players can use
their eyes if they prefer.

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Parvathy Krishnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi,
> Between two robot runs, does the robot need to be completely inside the
> base before the players can pick it up for re-positioning?
>
> Also, picking up the correct loop from search engine needs to be
> accomplished with a sensor, right? I.e the players cannot use their eyes to
> determine the color and then accordingly kick off the required program.
>
> Thanks
> Parvathy
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 27, 2014, at 1:09 PM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>
> Yes, it absolutely could.
>
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM, <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>
>> Couldn't a basket / box actually be the Apprenticeship Model?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Lloyd O'Hara
>>
>>
>> On 10/27/14, Fredrik Nyman<[log in to unmask]
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, note rule update 30: it has to touch the inside (area) of the circle.
>>
>> If you want to have a basket, I think you need to make the basket (or
>> rather, whatever the robot needs to lift the model) part of the
>> Apprenticeship model.
>>
>> While the Apprenticeship model isn't subject to a junk penalty (rule
>> update 7), a basket used for carrying the model is a strategic object (rule
>> 14), and as such, subject to a junk penalty (rule 32) if left outside base
>> when the match ends.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Sravanthi Davuluri <
>> [log in to unmask]
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>>
>>> Our team may want to build a basket to carry "Apprenticeship" model from
>>> Base and leave them both in the destination area. I think this is fine as
>>> long as "a portion" of the model (still in the basket) visibly touches the
>>> circular area on the mat directly. Does that sound accurate? Can someone
>>> please confirm?
>>>
>>> Thank you!
>>>
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