That’s partially a reason I made the poll.
Looking at the current results, I’m not totally convinced that the benefits of a slightly more favorable calculated score in 2/5 challenges is worth losing precious tenths of a second in the mobility oriented tasks. I’m not 100% i set it up right, but a 50th percentile performance in a challenge with 24 participants and a 50th percentile performance in a challenge with all 30 only differs by about 3 points, not worth it imo.
Today at practice we did a few tele-op runs of Galactic Search Path A to see what the actual capabilities of our bot were and were able to whittle down out time to a little under 4 seconds, and our bot is in no way designed to be mobile. I genuinely think a bot with solely mobility in mind could get a sub 2 second time. If a team without a lot of resources wants to have a sizable chance of winning their judging group, they’re going to have to specialize their bot somehow. For us I just think that mobility is the way to go about it.