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VA/DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 22:00:07 -0500
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Yes, the team may build the robot with any attachments they want to have.
The only restrictions are on what types of elements can be used (Rule 4),
and that the robot and anything it is touching must fit completely within
Base before the robot is started or restarted (Rule 29).

There is no Robot Game rule that requires more than two team members to
handle the robot.  Rule 2 allows tagging in at any time, "as desired" by
the team.

In order to be eligible for an award, each team member must participate in
the Project judging session in some way.  All team members present on the
day of the tournament are expected to attend the robot matches and the
judging sessions, of course, but FLL does not specify what roles each team
member should have.

Several of the skill areas evaluated on the Core Values rubric are relevant
to this discussion.  Different teams will have different skill levels in
the various areas, which is quite natural. (Different FLL volunteers have
different preferences, too!)

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Sravanthi Davuluri <
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> Say there are two attachments and they are non interfering. With an intent
> of saving time, Can both be attached to the robot at the get go, even if
> only one of them is being used for a given mission?
> Another question:
> Do all the kids need to run at least a mission or be at the table?
> Is it ok for just 2 team members to run all the missions? Will it be
> perceived as non participation?
> Thank you
> Sravanthi

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