Let us just take 8 as the answer…AND…Now add going first no delay, going second, add a delay based on a guess of how long it will take first movers robot to clear your possible intended path (or the actual time data from first leaving alliance member), and if going third the guess or actual data provided by alliance member two, to program a delay to make sure both preceeding 2 robots are clear of your newly intended path given from the FMS data provided.
Are you sure you will never use that 3rd. Dataset Value? Can you please point to the rule mentioned here by another in another or this thread mentioning anything about no crossing the field centerline, as if it is there in the 2018 rules I totally missed it on my 1 and only read through this year so far. IF it does exist, I missed it and would be highly relieved to go look it up. It reduces the auto possibillities a bit. But, it then makes you having 3 robots going for only 2 targets not 3. Reading through more than once is a wasted thing in my opinion until after Q&A opens and the first changes are made and some questions are answered, and I just have not found the time yet to do so.
If you are blue and you deposit your on robot auto cube into the red side of your own switch…figure out the missed points possible there folks, and what you need to do to make up for it, and you will wish all three of your robots ended up in a heap or never moved at all. Making up those lost points will be costly.
The real successful teams will have the bases fully covered. We just need to know exactly how many bases exist in the ballgame. My stupid bet money is on many more than 2!
And, I wasn’t speaking about the actual coding / programming, but the collaboration both on and off the field it is going to take to be a success with this newly added auto element. DATA IS FMS PROVIDED TO EACH ROBOT DRIVER STATION BEFORE THE START OF EACH MATCH, POLL IT FAST LOOP (tilde or about 20ms), or retrieve the data after auto period starts), tells me that drivers are Behind The Line when randomization takes place. YOU will know nothing except the data will be delivered, your prechosen code will make all the choices.
I fully agree that “do not promote unproven and untested code enter the field of play.”
This randomization with 1 robot is easy, two robots much harder, 3 is a nightmare scenario. Starting teleop in a heap, 1,2, or 3 robots colliding and some possibly disabled as a result at a regional, could and would be devestating.
Nothing before has ever tested Woodie’s favorite phrase as this 1 element will. Just my 2 cents, so I will stop beating a dead horse and see how it will all play out. And pray that more than many are up to the task, and it is really easier than I think.