Do you mean as a first pick or second?
I don’t really think it would matter if the robot was tether or not. There are amazing teams that are tethered and not tethered. There isn’t a substantially big difference between how good tethered robots are vs. non-tethered in general. If 254 is the #1 seed I think they will pick a team that can either make 3 stacks of 6 capped, or a team that can at minimum make 2 stacks of 6 capped and grab containers from the step, for their 1st pick. And cheesecake their second pick. That will optimize the points they can make. Weather the robot is tethered or not I don’t think will make a difference.
I mean as the first pick. Both of these teams can put out 18 totes minimum from the HP. I agree that there isn’t a large difference between tether bot and non tethered bot, that being said the difference can be 1 5/6 stack and those 30-42 points can be very helpful in seeding. Will Be interesting to see how everything plays out! Best of luck to your team!
I think that 4488 has the best shot of any PNW team for making it to Einstein - despite their (relative) youth, they know exactly what they’re doing. Also, I wouldn’t consider them ‘overlooked’ at this point, seeing as they made it to IRI last year as a second-year team :rolleyes:
Agreed. I think tether bots actually are a negative in that respect as they cannot run can burglars and so instead must be able to do a 3 tote auto and ideally have extra weight to tether a partner’s ramp.