According to the rules, the team may touch/interrupt the robot at any
time--but there may be consequences.

A robot not carrying any Mission Models can be interrupted with no
Interruption Penalty if the Robot is completely in Safety.
See R13.

To be re-launched, the Robot (and other stuff) needs to be set up
completely in Base.  See R12.  But the team can move it around by hand
within the Safety-Base region as part of the setup.

Steve Scherr
Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Joseph Trombo <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There was some confusion among the BrickBeast drivers yesterday.
> When may they legally touch a robot returning from a mission to start the
> next mission?
> From the rules, it says under interruption (R13) that the field objects
> must be completely in safety.
> But what if a robot isn't carrying anything?
> Does the robot have to be completely in safety before it can be grabbed
> and reset?
> Does the robot have to enter safety before being handled and reset? (this
> is the team's interpretation)
> Does the robot have to enter base before being reset?
> Does the robot have to be completely in base before being reset?
> Thanks,
> Amy Trombo
> Co-coach Brickbeasts

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