Re: A moral question...
A fall from a ramp deploying probably wouldn't total a robot (not one that could make it to finals anyway,) but if the situation were to arise, I would say deploy. If you don't deploy, two teams lose out. If you do, odds are you can fix the robot, at least to a point that it can compete in Atlanta. Even if it doesn't regain full capabilities, championships is a great experience regardless of your performance.