Our team is debating whether to keep our climber on the robot this year. The climber is the arm that goes on the rendezvous bar and tries to balance the robot. One side is saying that the climber is an amazing example of our design process and we should keep it so we have a better chance at awards. Another side is saying that the climber does not help us in any of the skills challenges and is only taking up space on the robot. What do you think we should do? Take it off or keep it on?
Why not both?
Thank you so much! You responded so quickly.
Why not do both? The rules allow a completely different robot for the judged and skills challenge. So you can use the 2020 robot with climber for the judged awards and then modify it for the skills challenge.