According to: 3.5.1A robot can carry out one or both of the following actions to successfully identify a victim: a) stop for five seconds within 15 cm of the victim and blink a visual indicator on and off. b) deploy a rescue kit (see 3.5.3).
The robot will earn the points for identification no matter if he blinks the LED or deploys a rescue kit or does both.
According to: 3.5.4 […] Visual victims: […] c) Unharmed (U): zero rescue kits per victim.
It will get no points for rescue kit drop.
So you have the following possibilities when facing an unharmed visual victim:
blink a visual indicator on and off: 10 points linear wall, 25 points floating wall (identification)
deploy a rescue kit: 10 points linear wall, 25 points floating wall (identification) – no extra points for rescue kit deploying
blink a visual indicator and deploy a rescue kit: 10 points linear wall, 25 points floating wall (identification) – no extra points for rescue kit deploying
I hope this helps you. Thank you for your questions and good luck with developing your robot!
I also have another question about the visual victims. The section of the rules of the 2017 Rescue Maze regarding the displacement of the visual victims wasn’t clear to me: <1.5.6 Visual victims are letters printed on or attached to the wall. They are printed in black, using a sans serif typeface such as “Arial”. Their height will be 4 cm. The letters represent the health status of the victim.>
So, If possible, I would like to know which one out of the three cases shown in the following picture this “4 cm” refers to. In case it’s the first or the second, then what is the font size of the victim? And in case it’s the third one, at what height is the victim located?
PS: the squares represent the walls (I assumed the visual victim would also be centralized on them).
what about the WIDTH of the characters? Minimum, maximum?
There is no clear answer on that. Since it is very hard to determine exact measurements of printed letters, we decided to only specify the height of the letters in the rules. If you use a sans serif typeface such as “Arial” like stated in the rules, you should be on the safe side.
if the robot finds a “S” and deploys 2 kits within cm.15 from the “S” the 10 points for rescue kit deployment are granted or not?
Another question: if the robot finds a “H” and deploys ONE rescue kit and goes away and after a while it passes again in proximity of the same “H” and drops a SECOND rescue kit (both within cm.15) the 20 points for “successful rescue kit deployment” are granted or not?
I know it can be a very rare event and maybe I look a bit pedant but it can happen… best regards, danke
No, you are not allowed to refill the rescue kits, see:
1.6.4 A robot can only carry a maximum number of 12 rescue kits.
3.4.1 Modifying the robot during a run is prohibited, which includes remounting parts that have fallen off.
3.4.2 Any parts that the robot loses intentionally or unintentionally will be left in the arena until the run is over. Team members and judges are not allowed to remove parts from the arena during a run.
There is no total number of victims in the rules. It depends on the specific field layout and will be decided by the field designer.