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  1. #51
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    I dunno. I think it rather depends on the event organiser. Even when I was new to the Ant Freeze events, the drive wasn't checked as far as I recollect. Either way, we are talking 35 entrants to this event. 30 seconds a check is 17.5 minutes which isn't terrible considering we also have a break after the group stage as well.

    Group draw is nearly done, just need to validate that the robots have been split up correctly.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  2. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Ocracoke View Post
    Group draw is nearly done, just need to validate that the robots have been split up correctly.
    Will you be posting the draw once it's ready?
    James
    Team Phyte

  3. #53
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Yes, I will be.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  4. #54
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Please find attached the group draws, please tell me if you have two or more robots in the same group but I don't think that is the case here.



    As previous events, it will be a "everyone fights everyone 1v1" in that group with each match being a maximum of two minutes.

    The 8th slot to go into the quarter finals will be filled by a last chance rumble with each team picking a bot to put in if still operational of course. This match will last until last one stands though we'll be stopping at each time someone is pitted or otherwise disabled to prevent a large amount of people being around the arena for a long period of time.

    Important: Though I am still hoping this event is going to take place (and that is still the case at present), I've seen in the news today that there is the potential for the number of people who can socialise to be reduced quite significantly from 30 to 6 in England as I understand it (ref). I don't know if this includes sport events but I am hoping it doesn't. I'll be keeping an eye on the news for updates but the chance is there that this could be postponed yet again.
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 8th September 2020 at 15:03.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  5. #55
    Edit: Rephrased due to poor wording of the original post.

    Is there a reason why the draw has been done so far ahead of the event? I was hoping to have a second robot completed in the next few weeks and as far as I was aware, a registration deadline was not set.

    I also know of at least one person who has to drop out due to personal reasons, plus there is still time for people to have to potentially drop out due to self-isolation.
    Last edited by Mr Manuva27; 8th September 2020 at 19:31. Reason: Edit: Rephrased due to poor wording of the original post.

  6. #56
    Hopefully we can finagle our way past the new lockdown restrictions as an organized team sport. We have a set date and group stage draw, so its organized. Everyone had to put down a team name on the form and robot combat is a sport. Apparently a full list of the exemptions will be released before it comes into effect on the 14th.
    Powerhouse Robotics

  7. #57
    As much as I wish we can, I very much doubt robot combat will be classified as a sport for the purposes of these rules

    "The Council of Europe charter on sport uses the following definition: "Sport means all forms of physical activity, which through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels"."

    I don't think robot combat meets that criteria purely due to the lack of physical activity. Obviously it's still down to Lucy if the event goes ahead, of course.

  8. #58
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Is there a reason why the draw has been done so far ahead of the event? I was hoping to have a second robot completed in the next few weeks and as far as I was aware, a registration deadline was not set.
    The assumption was that everyone who signed up would attend. If there are dropouts for whatever reason, I can always shuffle them around to balance things out as best I can. I did the draw ahead of time to save time at the event itself and represents a "best case" scenario of who you might be facing. If you have a second robot that can fill that space, I've no problem swapping that in.

    I don't think robot combat meets that criteria purely due to the lack of physical activity. Obviously it's still down to Lucy if the event goes ahead, of course.
    I need to see the full list of exemptions (specifically the law bill itself) before making the call on it. The BBC (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54081131) make specific reference to "organised team sports", which fighting robots is technically but I agree, this is a grey area at the moment.
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 8th September 2020 at 23:46. Reason: Didn't see further post fromm Mr. Manuva27
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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  10. #60
    Oh Lord !-This is no doubt a headache for any organiser but I think if you regiment the event itself as proposed
    the only sticking point would be keeping the competitors apart during breaks.
    Guidance from the Government is woeful at best-use you own judgement.

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