I am pretty sure that the breifcase is an optional item and not required.  I
remember seeing that rule somewhere.

Mike

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> So what happens if the nurse's briefcase is left behind.  Near the targtet.
> But she get to the patient area with the other people?
>
> Thank
>
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 9:33 PM, Stephen Scherr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Viquar,
>>   No--each object that the robot retrieves from the field has to cross
>> into Base itself before the team members may pick it up.
>>
>>  Under Rule 22, Touch Penalties,  it says:
>>   If you touch the active robot or anything itís touching while:  a piece
>> of CARGO is outside Base, you lose that piece of cargo, unless it was with
>> the robot the last time the robot left Base.
>>
>> Also, Rule 18, Handling Not Allowed says:  You may not move or adjust
>> anything outside Base, before, during, or after the match.
>>
>>    For the situation you described, the doctor (nurse) is a piece of CARGO
>> (rule 14--the robot has it for transport).  That figure needs to cross into
>> base (some part of it over the boundary line), or else the referee will take
>> it off the field and out of play when the team touches the robot.
>>
>>   There is one exception this year--when any part of the syringe crosses
>> into base, then the team may take the entire syringe, and the red and white
>> blood cells it is carrying into Base.  (see the Mission description)
>>
>> Steve Scherr
>> VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor
>>
>> On Oct 17, 2010, at 9:17 PM, Viquar Shaikh wrote:
>>
>> Hello
>>
>> My question is regarding the nurse in base. When the robot grabs the nurse
>> and comes back to base, is it sufficient that the robot is in base, while
>> the nurse - still in the robot's grasp - is outside the base. Can the kids
>> then pick up the nurse from outside the base??
>>
>> Thanks
>> Viquar
>> Team #8637
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