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  • General Robot Rules

    Answers to questions about General Robot Rules.

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    Launching Distance

    Originally posted by FTC12533
    Rule <RG08> in Game Manual Part 1 states that “Teams must only launch the elements with enough velocity to score”, and that if a robot is deemed to be launching with too much velocity, they should be re-inspected and that “Robots must then show that a launched scoring element cannot travel in the air more than a 16 ft. (4.88 m) distance or more than 5 ft. (1.52 m) in elevation”. Noting that this game requires the rings to be launched in the launch zone, this means that some positions on the field, when being shot from, will be in violation of the 16ft rule (as shown in https://www.reddit.com/r/FTC/comment...me_renders_of/).

    Q1: Noting that this game requires rings to be launched with high velocity and spin, does the rule limit the construction of the robot so that it could not possibly launch further than 16 feet?

    Q2: In addition, with many teams competing in remote events, where inspection will be just an honesty check, to what extent will <RG08> be enforced this season?

    A1: If a Referee feels the Robot is Launching rings in excess of the requirement, then Teams must demonstrate that the Robot as configured, cannot Launch Rings exceeding the limits imposed by <RG08>.

    A2: There will be no checks of Robots that compete in Remote events. We are relying on Teams to be honest and to follow all the Rules. At traditional events, Rule <RG08>, along with all the other rules will be strictly enforced.

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    • #3
      Maximum Ring Launching Distance

      Q:
      Originally posted by FTC3805
      In rule <RG08> it says that “Robots must then show that a launched scoring element cannot travel in the air more than a 16 ft. (4.88 m) distance or more than 5 ft. (1.52 m) in elevation.” does this refer the maximum distance/height the launcher can launch or does it include software limitations such as slowing down the motor/s?
      A: A software limit is acceptable.

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