It started when a friend and I spectated a previous contest, where we said to each other: “How hard can this be?!?”.
I guess we more or less followed the same “track of realization” as most teams participating at RoboCup. One of our “opponents” expressed it something like this:
|T minus 1 year:||We will take all points, faster than everybody else.|
|T minus 6 months:||We will take all points.|
|T minus 2 months:||We will take most points.|
|T minus 1 months:||We will take the easy route.|
|T minus 1 week:||If we can complete half the easy route, it’s a success.|
|T minus 1 day:||If we can get through the first port, it’s a success.|
|T minus 1 hour:||If we can just get it to drive…|
When theory meets real life, quite a few things gets complicated.