THANK YOU! Anytime I am with my team, moving our bot through the pits, I stress this emphatically. There is absolutely no reason to be shouting “robot” as loud as you can, when you are trying to clear a path. My go to phrase is either a polite, “watch your back guys, robot coming through,” or, “excuse us.” It’s amazing how well this works (contrary to popular belief) and I don’t even need to raise my voice in the process.
I remember being at a competition down south once, and the safety advisor at the competition actually insisted to us that we shout Robot while moving, as it was more “safe.” I couldn’t believe it.
To all those reading, please oh please stop this unnecessary tradition.