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Lloyd O'Hara <[log in to unmask]>
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Lloyd O'Hara <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 1 Nov 2010 20:38:19 -0400
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So, if the the cast does not run afoul of rule 13, then using it tempoarily 
to help with another mission would be ok?

Laura, what exactly is it your team would like to do?  Does the cast have to 
be attached and/or taken apart?

Lloyd

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From: "VA/DC Referee Advisor" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] using a mission model piece as an attachment


> Laura,
>  I suspect that what your team wants to do is not allowed--because they 
> would've already known that it's okay to do the types of thing that are 
> allowed.
>
>  Check out Rule 13, Mission Models, especially bullets 3 and 2
>
> Bullet 3:  You are limited as to how you may connect anything to a mission 
> model.
> This means that you may not "attach" anything to the mission model (even 
> the robot).  The cast can slide over part of the robot--if it can slide 
> off.  It can sit with its sides in a container--if you can dump it out of 
> the container.  The team can use the holes in the cast to manipulate 
> it--as long as the cast can be separated.  Note that this is a starting 
> condition--the Robot may activate a pincer to grab tightly onto a mission 
> model, if the robot does it while acting autonomously.
>
> Bullet 2: You may not take mission models apart, even temporarily.
> This probably isn't as relevant, but it is a similar constraint.  No 
> changes to mission models are permitted.
>
> Steve
>
> On Nov 1, 2010, at 5:11 PM, Laura Dysart wrote:
>
>> I re-read the rules and couldn't find a way this isn't ok- my team was 
>> working on the cast mission and realized they could use the cast itself 
>> as part of their attachment to accomplish a different mission before 
>> attempting to repair the bone- so the cast temporarily becomes part of 
>> the attachment that woudl complete a mission? any problems i am missing? 
>> laura:)
>>
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