So, some friends and I were talking about creating a Vex AI team and were wondering if we could get some clarification on limitations to the competition. We are members of Vexmen robotics(80,81,90,91 - Pennsylvania) and there are a lot of teams in our club (we are one of the largest in the world I believe). Because of this, we thought it would be fun to make a Frankenstein-ish team from our other teams. Primarily we have been talking about combining(none of this is at all official and is completely hypothetical) 91A and 81P for example. Both are experienced teams with varied interests in this new competition template.
Theoretically, would it be possible for both of these teams to compete in VRC individually (as in past years) and then together for the Vex AI challenge? To complete this, 91A could build a 15" robot with 8 motors, and 81P could build an 18" robot(acting as the 24" variant). They would then compete as separate teams with consistent drive teams( as per Vex VRC rules) in standard VRC competitions, also without the extra sensors and programming. Then at an AI event, they would attach the sensors to the robot, reload the “AI code” and compete as Vexmen (Insert random number here) under one team.
So, in summary, they would compete as VRC teams individually following all rules, but on the side be developing the code for the robots and strategy together. And then competing as one joint Vex AI team meeting all of those rules. Basically, can we use the same robots(meeting specs) for VRC and AI competitions?
Once again, this is not fully thought out, determined, or planned. I do not speak for either of these teams, our mentors, club board, or our club as a whole. This is just an idea some people in the club have had