My students are debating, and I can’t find any objection in the manual - can they put their preload in the goal zone, so long as it is touching their bot at the start?
SG1 Starting a Match. Prior to the start of each Match, the Robot must be placed such that it is:
a. Contacting the field perimeter wall on the side that coincides with their Alliance’s Goal Zone and
b. Contacting a foam field tile.
c. Not contacting a Tower.
d. Not contacting any Cubes other than the Preload.
e. Contacting a Preload.
f. Not contacting a Goal Zone or a Barrier.
g. Not contacting another Robot.
- The Preload must be contacting exactly one (1) Robot.
- The Preload must be fully within the field perimeter.
Is there any rule that says the preload can’t be inside the goal zone?
Obviously it would need to meet the conditions above, and the robot cannot be touching the goal zone or the barrier, but that’s not hard to arrange.