On August 17, 2020, the following updates were made to the VIQC Rise Above Game Manual.
- Added a new paragraph to G1 stating that teams must abide by health & safety guidelines established at each event.
For the 2020-2021 season, some events may establish additional Health & Safety guidelines beyond the scope of this Game Manual. These guidelines will be communicated to all Teams in advance via Health & Safety notes associated with the event registration in RobotEvents. All Teams (including Students or any Adults associated with the Team) must abide by these guidelines as written. Violation of an event-specific Health & Safety rule may be considered a violation of G1 and/or the REC Foundation Code of Conduct.
Updated the locations of Driver Stations, and corresponding figures throughout the manual.
Updated G7. For the 2020-21 season, teams may elect to use one driver for the entirety of a match.
For the 2020-2021 season, Teams may elect to have one Driver in the Driver Station, instead of two. If only one Driver is present in the Driver Station, they may drive for the full Match, and a controller switch is not required. It is at the Team’s discretion whether they wish to have one Driver or two. If two Drivers are present in the Driver Station, then the standard controller switch rules in G7 apply.
- Clarified G17c.
In the context of this rule, “controlled” implies that the Robot was manipulating the Riser and not simply touching it. For example, if the Riser moves with the Robot either vertically or while turning, then the Robot is controlling the Riser.
- Update to T1
Violations of the REC Foundation Code of Conduct may involve additional escalation beyond the Head Referee’s initial ruling, including (but not limited to) investigation by an REC Foundation representative. Rules S1, G1, and G2 are the only rules for which this escalation may be required.
- Updated T9A
For tournaments that have more than 1 division, teams will be ranked among all teams in the event, i.e. there is no divisional ranking. The top teams, regardless of division, will advance to the Finals Matches.
- Added a new section to the manual, detailing rules and guidelines for remote Skills-Only events.