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A: Assuming it is programmed to do so, the Robot Initialization routine is run at the start of autonomous period prior to the robots waiting for the match to begin. It is not an automatic procedure and teams will have to put their own code into the initialization routine.
The purpose of the Robot Initialization routine is outlined in Robot Rule <RG04>b. It may NOT be used for any other purpose. After the Robot Initialization routine is run for the Autonomous Period, the robot must still be withing the 18x18x18 size restriction (i.e. the initialization cannot cause the robot to grow bigger).
Last edited by GDC Snowball Effect; 12-09-2013 at 06:34 PM.
By encroaching, I'm assuming the robot has extended beyond the buffer zone and is hanging with a portion of the robot extended into the opposing alliance Hanging Zone.
A1) Robot A earns 50 points (assuming it is hanging). Robot B gets a Major Penalty for Hanging Interference.
A2) Both robots would receive a Major Penalty for Hanging Interference.
A3) Robot B would receive a Major Penalty. Robot A would earn 50 points for a legal hang
A4) Robot A would receive a Major Penalty and Robot B would be earn 50 for a legal hang.
Last edited by GDC Snowball Effect; 12-30-2013 at 01:49 PM.
Touching a robot on the same alliance that is not hung or has failed to hang has the effect of negating the original hang. The only exception to this rule is if the original hanging robot is in contact with a robot from the opposing alliance (as stipulated in the definition of "Hanging").
A: If the cube is being scored into the opposing alliance's pendulum goal, then this strategy is legal assuming that the team runs out of time to remove their mechanism from the pendulum to not incur the penalty. However, if it is determined that they are not scoring a block or they are finished scoring a block and they remain on the pendulum goal, then they will incur a Major Penalty.