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Return to Dock

The purpose of the Return to Dock task is to demonstrate the ability to navigate back to the launch point while avoiding interaction with any obstacles. After having earned points on mission tasks, the vehicle returns to the dock in autonomous mode. The vehicle avoids all obstacles and mission task equipment (buoys, floating docks, etc.) on its way back. The vehicle then comes to a full stop within six feet of the dock from which the vehicle was launched. If a vehicle crosses through a different course on its way back, the run will be immediately terminated. Teams returning to dock without attempting all tasks, will be awarded points for returning to the dock.Teams attempting all tasks and returning to dock, before the end of their mission task time, will be awarded points for returning to the dock, as well as bonus points for their remaining mission task time.