Answered: Clarification of Appendix B: Robot Skills Challenge

We were reading through the introduction to that appendix, and saw something strange.

Is that simply intended as a clarification that there will be no mandatory autonomous period? We were considering automating portions of our routine; would this be legal? Is there any form of limit on how much can be automated? How will this limit be enforced at tournaments?

Additionally, if our driver was unable to attend the skills tournament, would it be legal to run our programming skills routine? It would be nice to at least get a score down.


Yes, this is correct

Yes, this is legal. There is no limit on the extent of your automation.

Yes, this would be legal.