2) For a clean start, Rule 20 says that "YOU may NOT be touching objects the robot is about to move or use," and "YOU may NOT be touching objects the robot is touching," and, of course, Rule 21 says that the team cannot touch the robot just before a start or restart: "You may not handle the robot, or anything itís about to move or use, during or after the countdown, except for the single action needed to get the program running. Because of these rules, it is highly recommend that the team members not be touching anything in Base at the time or a start or restart.
This is unclear to me. Is a clean start a restart after the robot is brought back, or is it the very first time the robot is turned on? I thought I read in LLyod's post that you didn't to wait until the referees told you to start again after handing you the robot. You could start it once it was in base again.
Also, the objects we can not touch, are those missions parts on the mat that are not in base then?
I'm just trying to make sure I fully understand all the dos and don'ts.
On Nov 1, 2010, at 4:34 PM, Lloyd O'Hara wrote:
If I'm understanding the question correctly, you would like to know if the team can be work on stuff in base while the bot is out doing its thing. If I am understanding correctly, the answer, as long as it's only the two members at the table, would be yes, its ok. Not only is it ok, its a very sound way to approach things if you ask me.
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When the robot is active and out of base can the team members be working on things in base such as loading up attachments - or do they have to wait until the robot is inactive and back in base?
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