I believe that in the above case, you will not be awarded points for bringing a model back to base. For e.g. your robot hooks up the broken pipe but cannot get back to base. Is my understanding correct? -Dinesh On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 4:02 PM VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Todd has a good comment. If your team prepares the referee to know if > there is something in particular to look for, or some action that they want > him or her to take, then they have a better chance of success. > > Just as your team wants to engineer your robot to reduce variability, > your team can also "engineer" the referee to reduce variability :-) [at > least, that's what I call it!] > > > R14 (plus Update 1) is the rule on Interrupting the robot. Remember > that the robot may continue doing things after it is brought back to Base, > but it needs to meet all the conditions for a Launch (R13) in order to keep > on going. > > Steve Scherr > Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor > > On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:05 PM, Todd J Lennox <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > >> Matthew is right on with his responses. Want to discuss though item #2 as >> I have seen some issues with this one in the past. The referee will pick up >> the robot if asked. They will though often not grab it immediately in >> order to ensure that is the team wants. They are NOT responsible for >> anything that happens between the time you ask and they actually pick up >> the robot. If a scoring criteria indicates it is to be scored based on what >> appears at end of match the referee can’t give you credit for a condition >> your robot changed as result of the referee not reacting to your request >> before the robot changed the condition. >> >> If you have a strategy or you know your robot tends to go haywire and >> therefore expect to ask the referee to pick the robot I recommend you have >> your technicians let the referee know before the match begins. Have them be >> specific about where the robot will be when you are likely to want to pick >> it up. >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >> On Oct 26, 2017, at 1:35 PM, Matthew Denyszyn <[log in to unmask]> >> wrote: >> >> 1. There is no penalty if the robot is not in base at the end of the match >> 2. If the robot is stranded the members can grab it and bring it back to >> base. If the can not reach the robot they can ask the referee for help. >> 3. In Case 2. it would be a touch penalty (-5 points) >> >> V/R >> Matthew Denyszyn >> FLL Coach >> FLL Referee >> >> >> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 1:24 PM, Cedric D'Costa < >> [log in to unmask]> wrote: >> >>> Hi Referees, Coaches, >>> >>> >>> Please reply to the 3 questions below. Apologies in advance if I missed >>> this in the documentation. >>> >>> >>> >>> 1. Is there a penalty if the robot does not reach base at the end of >>> the 2.5 minutes? >>> >>> >>> >>> 2. If the robot gets stranded, can a team member bring the robot >>> back to base and >>> >>> continue it's run or does the team member need to request the >>> referee to do it? >>> >>> >>> 3. What is the penalty in each of these cases, if any. >>> >>> >>> Thank you, >>> Cedric D'Costa >>> >>> Coach: FLL team, Fantastic-5 >>> >> > ------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or > leave the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. > Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-announcements-l.html to > subscribe. -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.