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Thanks everyone! 
 
Best Regards,
Ram Boreda


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 From: Stephen Scherr <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Rescuing Robot during missions
 

1.  Yes, the robot handlers may move around the table sides as needed.

2.  Yes, either robot handler may rescue the robot (or ask the referee to help), whether it is about to crash into other stuff or not.

If the robot causes the center platform to tilt, then the referee is not allowed to reset it.  If the platform were titled as part of the rescue effort, then it would be reset.

The rule against Strategic Rescue wouldn't affect this type of rescue.

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Ram Boreda  wrote:

Good morning!
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>Hope, you all made it through the storm safely. Hope, you are all excited about the upcoming tournament! 
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>I have two questions:
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>1. Can one of the two-person team running the missions stand at the opposite end of the base and help the Robot operator with alignment and direction? Of-course, he or she would not touch anything on the table.
>2. Can the same team member rescue the Robot if it is about to crash into another mission model say "Transitions Center Platform"? I do understand the 'Touch Penalty' implication and inactive status of the Robot. If the team is not allowed to rescue the Robot and it ends up tilting the Transitions Platform, will the judge reset it so that the team can still run their last mission of getting on to the platform successfully in the remaining time? Our team is trying to figure out the 'risk' of running one of their less predictable missions and potential impact on future missions.
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>As always, thanks for your help in advance!
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>Best Regards,
>Ram Boreda
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>Team ROBOFORCE
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