- Go left one unit
- Go right one unit
- Skip next instruction unless there is a parachute here
- Go to (label)
There must be a finite number of lines of code (ie, you can't say move right once, then left twice, then right thrice, .. ad infinitum).
Try to do it using the fewest lines of instructions (if both robots have the same instruction set, you can count it only once).
There is no way for the robots to distinguish between the two parachutes if they are crossed.
The instructions in the program are numbered, and are executed in order. An instruction of "go to" some label means that the next instruction to follow will be at that number, and continue from that point in numerical order.
For example, look at the following:
10 right one unit 20 left one unit 30 go to 10 40 do a backflipThis code would have the robot forever going back and forth between two spots.
Line 10 would execute, then 20, then 30, and then back to 10 (line 40 in this example would never be run).