Is there any ETA on when the preliminary rules will be released? We are excited to get started on working on whatever Dave has in store for us (and what the theme is this year).
You _should_ all ready know the theme!
I was hoping release to rules a while ago, but my real job got in the way, I haven't been home much since the first week of January. My intention is to polish them up and release them this week or next (by 2/24)
Thanks for the update Dave, it really made our software team's day!
Glad that I could bring joy to the team.
Rules have been posted! Well, the preliminary ones anyway.
Dave, any updates on the next set of rules to come out? At least the design for the torp and the pick up task to be finalised so we can proceed with testing!
There was some internal talk about the tasks, which has delayed the release. I'm working on them now. I have the design for the torp task (still thinking about the cover on the bin) and the pick up task complete. I'll post the pick up task tomorrow.
I appoligize for the delay.
Are the final rules and points going to be released soon?
Final rules are now posted to the main page www.robosub.org!
I tried to comb though the forum and make sure I included all that we've talked about. Please read through the rules and make sure I've captured everything.
Let me know if I haven't.
You had stated that the points for the small and large classification objects would be different points, but that is not reflected in the rules. Was this a mistake or did you change your mind on that?
For the finals when multiple runs are allowed, how is the time bonus calculated? For example if you decide to start a new run with 10 minutes left and you finish the second run when time expires, but you take the points from the first run does it get 10 minutes or 0 minutes of time bonus?
Good catch, that's a mistake on my part. The smaller objects will be worth more than the larger ones.
Good question. The time bonus is based on that run So at the end of your first run (and you have completed all that is necessary for a time bonus), the time bonus will be based on the time remaining after that ron. So in your example, it would be ten minutes. I'll make that more clear.
Ah so there is really very little reason to not attempt a second run. I think that could lead to some interesting runs, I'm excited.