To me, as a referee, the answer to the Foxtronauts question is that the
team is *allowed* to pick up the Robot from anywhere on the field, because
R10 says so.

Teams mostly care about the Interrupting rule, R14:

R14 - INTERRUPTING If you INTERRUPT the Robot, you must stop it
immediately, *then calmly pick it up for a re-Launch. Here’s what happens
to the Robot...

– NOT completely in Base: . . . . . . . . . . . . Re-Launch + Penalty

So, my advice to teams is, if your Robot is coming back to Base, wait for
it to be *completely in* Base if you can.  Otherwise, you will get a

But remember, if you have a chance to complete a Mission, the points for
the Mission are worth a lot more than the Penalty points, so don't do
nothing if you don't have to.  [I don't think that that is a triple

Steve Scherr
Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 8:53 AM Jennifer N Scott <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi there!
> Just a quick question on the robot coming back to base ~ we know the the
> robot must be fully in base when it launches to complete a mission.  But,
> coming back, does the robot need to be FULLY back in base for it to be
> picked up and prepared for the next mission.  We weren’t sure how much of
> it (all, main EV3 bot, or all and its current attachments) need to be IN
> BASE to then be picked up.
> We thought it had to always be fully in, but we would love some clarity.
> Thanks so much!
> Jenny Scott
> Co-coach of The Foxtronauts

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