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Thanks for the confirmation and guidance!

Emily & the Ancient Androids team

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:09 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
What Emily describes is perfectly allowable as part of robot preparation in Rules 41 and 36.

As described, it simply looks like two robot restarts with a short program running in between.

The team is actually also allowed to run a program while handling the robot--just let the referee know that you are not actually trying to restart and leave Base until everything is ready, as described in Rules 39 and 40.

Steve Scherr
VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Emily Mohajeri Norris <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Good morning! Would you please help answer this question from our team, which is preparing for their regional tournament this Saturday? We've reviewed the rules and think this is ok, but we want to be sure.

The team wants to run a brief segment of a new program, mid-match, while the robot is fully in base, in order to get an attachment into the right position before it continues with the program. Is it okay for them to set up the program while the robot is completely in base, press start and let the little bit of program run while they are not touching it and the robot remains completely in base (this is when the attachment will shift to the right angle), then touch the robot while the program is paused to position it for take off from base, and then press the start button again to continue the program, letting the robot leave base?

Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Emily
Ancient Androids

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