Communication with Alliance Partners

So, with the new manual update, I noticed that the alliance stations are now situated in the corners to maintain a 6 ft distance from you and your alliance. This made communication of mid-match decisions more difficult from a distance. How will you and your alliance communicate across the driver station?image

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I think this just makes the idea of planning what you want to do before hand with your alliance more important. But I guess when you need to speak with the alliance you could always shout to them, and have members on the edge of the station ready to communicate via shouting and using exaggerated gestures. But 6 feet isn’t that far, so I feel like you could still communicate without shouting.
Maybe you could use walkie talkies as well?
This definitely does change some stuff though

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I am doing this now.

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I have already said this!!! Don’t use walkie talkies!!!

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Walkie Talkies are not legal with G7, which prevents the use of communications devices within the alliance box. A concern that came up is that you may not want to have the opposing alliance hear your decisions within the box, giving them time and information to anticipate and combat your next move. There will always be times that you may need to improvise your plan since no plan is foolproof and can always go wrong.

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Y’see, that’s the thing. It’s not one singular box anymore.

I smell a loophole.

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Common sense - the rules refer to alliance station… not “box”. So no loop hole.

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don’t think its really an issue, any events will probably be very quiet because they won’t have an audience, or any other people standing by the fields. you should be able to hear someone 10 feet away if they talk at a reasonably loud volume. and sure, your opponents could hear, but you can hear them too so what does it matter.

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I got it. Telekinesis! That way, you can hear your teammates, but your opponents can’t hear you.

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How to communicate with alliance partners without the other team knowing exactly what you’re gonna do? Easy. You know the strange signs baseball coaches use in baseball to tell the players what to do? That, but in robotics!

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New job on the team: nonverbal communications specialist.

me: hey, should I go for this goal?
teammate: waves arms around chaotically, touches nose several times, does a backflip, performs several tai-chi moves, accidentally punches someone in the face
me: …yes. Okay, then.

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Next job on the team:

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Er… don’t you mean telepathy?
Lol :grin:

rings up Sophie Foster

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Ah, yes. We move the robots with telekinesis.

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This video is by far one of his better ones… although the squirrel obstacle course is cool

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Just bring 2 cans and a string, ez legal walkie talkie

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Are you sure it is not a communications device? This should definitely be asked in the official q & a.

It’s a communication device the same way a shout is

Wouldn’t the string get in the way of the refs though?

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Hmmm, if it’s long enough it can run along the ground, right? Then it wouldn’t be in the way