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Game State


Your robot will behave slightly differently between testing and in the arena.

The main difference is that your robot will stop when the match is over, but you may also want to make your own changes to your robot's behaviour.

Your robot can be in 1 of 2 modes: DEVELOPMENT and COMPETITION. By default, your robot will be in DEVELOPMENT mode:

>>> robot.is_competition

During competition mode, your robot will stop executing code at the end of the match.


Your robot will start in a corner of the arena, known as its starting zone. The number of zones depends on the game. Each zone is given a number, which you can access with the zone property:


During a competition match, a USB drive will be used to tell your robot which corner it's in. By default during development, this is 0.