Answered: Placebo robot

I am trying to find out what the placebo robot is used for at world. I know it is the clawbot but not sure when it comes in to play as this will be my daughter’s first year at world. If a team is a no show for the teamwork challenge would our team be using the placebo robot so there are two teams on the field and if not, what do they do in case of a no show from another team?

The placebo robot will not be used at the 2018 VEX Worlds event. Please see this post for more information: