C.O.R.E. 2062 Safety Database
A collection of the industrial safety practices used and supported by FRC team C.O.R.E. 2062

Robot Escort

When moving the robot around the competition venue, proper etiquette and awareness is key. This is not only for you to stay safe, but it can improve your team’s image. Yelling “Robot! Robot!” sounds unprofessional and can be rude dude. Instead, have the robot escorts ask anybody in the way to move in a polite manner to the side for a moment as they pass. Make sure you tap them on the shoulder before speaking to ensure they hear you, but avoid pushing someone out of the way. But, if someone that is not expected runs out in front of the robot, pushing them out of the way would be for their own safety. Escorts make transporting the robot safer, more professional, and more efficient.

Make sure your robot escorts are easy to see. A bright vest is a great way to ensure this. Teams use flashing sticks and other light-up objects, but make sure they are not too bright or shining in people’s eyes. Always keep light-sticks aimed down if possible. The flashing on the ground is usually enough to alert someone that they need to pay attention.