Calibration Question

In reading the rules, section 3.3.10 says that, "Teams may calibrate their robot in as many locations as desired on the arena, but the clock will continue to run. Robots are not permitted to move on their own while calibrating. "
I would like confirmation in assuming the following things:

  1. Teams may calibrate the robot inside the evacuation zone.
  2. Teams may position their robot a certain distance away from a obstacle or wall to measure the reading for a sensor.
    Is this true?

Hi Jeffrey,

yes, both assumptions are true. Please keep the following rule in mind:

3.3.9 Calibration is defined as taking sensor readings and modifying the robot’s programming to accommodate such sensor readings. Any and all pre-mapping activities will result in immediate disqualification of the robot for the round.

So during calibration you are only allowed to measure values, but you can’t pass any advanced information to the robot directly or indirectly (i.e. direction of obstacle traversal).

Please let us know if you have further questions. :slight_smile:

RoboCup 2018 Montreal OC