With the change to G4 below, Question 65 has been updated to match.
Q. Q. G4-D entirely within their GOALIE ZONE. Building a standard kitbot in a wide configuration will cause part of the robot to be outside the GOALIE ZONE when the bumpers are attached. Is it necessary to build a narrower robot to ensure the bumpers and robot fir entirely within the GOALIE ZONE?
A. Per G4-C, ROBOTS starting in their GOALIE ZONE may only be in contact with the carpet in the GOALIE ZONE. must be contained entirely within the GOALIE ZONE.
Drawing FE-00037 has been updated to include more detail on the relative locations of the VISION TARGETS.
Section 3.2.2: Pre-MATCH
When placed on the FIELD, each ROBOT must be:
a) in compliance with all ROBOT rules (i.e. have passed Inspection),
b) confined to its STARTING CONFIGURATION,
c) entirely within only in contact with the carpet in their GOALIE ZONE, or
entirely within only in contact with the carpet in the white ZONE and between the TRUSS and their GOALS, and
d) fully supported by the floor.
TEAMS positioning ROBOTS in the white ZONE have precedence over opponents placing ROBOTS in the GOALIE ZONE.
Violation: If fix is a quick remedy: the MATCH won’t start until all requirements are met. If it is not a quick remedy: the ROBOT will be DISABLED and must be re-Inspected.
Section 3.2.3: General Rules
An ALLIANCE may not POSSESS their opponent’s BALLS. The following criteria define POSSESSION :
“carrying” (moving while supporting BALLS in or on the ROBOT),
“herding” (repeated pushing or bumping),
“launching” (impelling BALLS to a desired location or direction via a MECHANISM in motion relative to the ROBOT), or
“trapping” (overt isolation or holding one or more BALLS against a FIELD element or ROBOT in an attempt to shield them).
Violation: TECHNICAL FOUL per instance. If extended, another TECHNICAL FOUL. If strategic, RED CARD for the ALLIANCE.
Section 4.6: BUMPER Rules
BUMPERS must be constructed as follows (see Figure 4-8):
A. be backed by ¾ in. (nominal) thick by 5 in. (± ½ in) tall plywood or solid, robust wood. Small clearance pockets and/or access holes in the plywood backing are permitted, as long as they do not significantly affect the structural integrity of the BUMPER.
Section 4.8: Power Distribution
Each power regulating device may control electrical loads per Table 4-4. Unless otherwise noted, each power regulating device may control one and only one electrical load.
Table 4-4: Legal Power Regulating Device Use
Electric Solenoids, Solenoids Breakout via 12VDC Only