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Rule 48 refers to touching an autonomous robot at a precise time. It is not about starting your robot from base. If you want to use your eyes to determine what programs to run, where to place your robot in base to start another mission, that is perfectly OK and well within the rules. Let's say your robot goes out to do a mission, but moves something unexpectedly, blocking a different mission that you want to accomplish on the next run. Your robot drivers recognize that the robot will not be able to run that program because of the new blockage. They can decide to run instead a backup program, perhaps solving a different mission. Or an alternative way of solving the same mission. No, your robot drivers are expected to use their eyes during the mission and make tactical decisions based on that information.


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On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Parvathy Krishnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks. Rule 48 says that if you use your eyes as a scanner, the mission becomes unscorable. 
Yes, using a sensor is going to be difficult, but since this part of the mission is worth 45 points, I am leaning towards having to use a sensor.
Thoughts?


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On Oct 28, 2014, at 9:03 AM, Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

To add to your first question, also read Rule 44:

"44 - Cargo Penalty - Any time you touch the robot, no matter where it is, if it has cargo OUTSIDE BASE
it didn’t have during the most recent start, the referee takes that cargo out of play."



Sonya


On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 8:21 AM, Parvathy Krishnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi,
Between two robot runs, does the robot need to be completely inside the base before the players can pick it up for re-positioning?



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