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Yes!  Also see this week's Q&A 27
  --  The robot itself can count as a "transport device of your own design."
and a device attached to the robot is part of the robot...


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:03 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Hi Donna,
>
> I received the reply below from Scott Evans, who is the FLL rule arbiter.
> The answer is yes, the passenger carrier can be part of the robot.
>
> Regards,
>
> Wally Walter
> Co-Coach, Lake Anne Sea Monsters
> Team 1055
>
>
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> *From:* [log in to unmask] [[log in to unmask]]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:54 PM
> *To:* Scott Evans
> *Cc:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Can transport device be attached to robot?
>
>  Dear FLL,
>
> Can the transport device be attached to the robot when it arrives at the
> round target area?
>
> Sure.
>
> My assumption is yes, since it is not explicitly prohibited by the rules,
> then it would be allowed.
>
> Exactly.
>
> By the way, the rules are so much easier to understand this year.  Great
> work!
>
> Oh, that makes my day - Thanks for saying!
>
> Have an awesome day,
>
> Scott
>
> Warmest regards,
>
> Wally Walter
> Co-coach, Lake Anne Sea Monsters
> Reston, VA
>
>
>
> Nov 5, 2009 03:04:36 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>
> We have a diffrerence of opinion about the multiple passenger safety
> test mission. Some think that the passenger carrier can be a part of
> the robot. Then when the robot ends on the round target area carrying
> the passengers, then we will get the 10 points for this mission as well
> as the 25 for the Target Spot mission. Others think that the
> passengers in their carrier must be separate from the robot and be
> somehow placed in the target area by the robot.
>
> Has anyone seen an official interpretation?
>
> Thanks,
> Donna Cornwell
> Coach Floris Eagles
>
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