I have this forum here so any rookies going to the Finger Lakes Regional (you can refer to it as the FLR) can ask questions or learn about other rookie teams. With our combined intellect, we can do awesome things!
Oh yeah, I have a question: What is the purpose of the “Human Players?”
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Strategically, part of a “inbound to robot, robot-to-robot pass, truss shot to human player, inbound to 3rd robot, score” cycle.
Less obviously, any balls leaving the field are returned to the nearest human player. Which may mean back to the starting end of the field, if there isn’t a human player near your scoring end of the field.
I am a member of another rookie team going to FLR this year. We are super exited and hope that we will be ready. This is going to be a tough regional with the high level of robots competing.
One question we had was about judging for awards. Do the judges just cycle around from pit to pit talking to teams? We were wondering if we needed to always have someone in the pits ready to talk to the judges if they happen to come by.
its always best practice to have any student in your pit, be able to fully comprehend your robot and your team well enough to talk to the judges. Pushing forth a few students to talk is ok, but it looks really good when everyone can talk to them.