Obviously, several members of my team asked me "Can we do that?". I cautioned them that judges may be aware of this video and may deduct points for using someone else's solution. Would that be a fair assessment?
I, personally, am very disappointed to find that someone posted solutions to this problem before the end of the tournament season. I'd prefer that my boys come up with their own solutions to the missions. I would not rule out researching robot designs and programs that solve different, yet similar problems. However, handing them solutions to the current challenge seems ... wrong to me.
What are other coaches thoughts on this? How about anyone who may be judging competitions in the VA/DC area?
Sean M. Paus