In specific cases, a scheduled action defined for a robot may be deferred by the scheduling agent (ProcessRobotScheduleActions) until either the next time that the action is scheduled, or until the end of another scheduled action. The scheduling agent runs every five minutes.
While a scheduled action is deferred, the affected robot will be in standby state. Possible scenarios for deferring a scheduled action are as follows:
- If a scheduled action A is about to happen, but there is action B with a higher priority that will start in the next 15 minutes, then scheduled action A is deferred.
- If a scheduled action is about to start at a given moment, but, according to the applicable schedule, this action will in fact end at some time during the following 15 minutes, then this action is not started at all.