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October 17, 2016
Written by Doug Geiman
GAYLA WEBB said:
In the coaches video, you initially said that the milk bottles had to be knocked over. At the end someone asked if they had to be knocked over and you said no. Just verify please.
Doug RCX said:
As long as the bottles are off the green circle, still within the booth,the bottles can be upright or on their side to score.
Matt Olsen said:
Have you considered modifying the score sheet to allow for partial credit on the milk bottles? For instance – if two bottles are in scoring position but one is not? At the moment, I’m reading that all three would yield 40 points, but one or two would be worth nothing. Maybe ten points per bottle with a bonus for scoring all three would be a little more doable.
The scoring will NOT change. The scoring is passed on the game in real life. The Mission is intended to be harder to be more challenging for teams.
Does the bottle on top have to be touching the mat or simply inside the perimeter of the white area? Would it score if the robot gently pushed all three without actually making them fall?
All 3 bottles must be “off” the Green Circle, and within the booth, either completely or partially.
If 1 bottle rests on top of another bottle, thus not touching the mat, the referee will look downward from above. If the bottle is within the booth, and not above the Green Circle, then the bottle is good.
Louis Peters said:
In our practices, some bottles end up in the black border area of the mat, completely outside of the white area but still aligned to it.
Does this count as within the area or not?
Review Coaches Meeting Video and Referee Training Videos for a complete explanation.
Thanks – to clarify for others, the booth extends to the wooden wall, so bottles resting completely on the black line but within the booth outline are considered in the booth.
A complete answer can be found on the Referee Training Video:
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