Expansion exploit possibility?

  1. 5 days ago

    [TVA]Connor

    May 16 South Texas 1814D
    Edited 5 days ago by [TVA]Connor

    Since I haven’t registered yet, I’m having to ask the community instead.

    If I start out with a robot that is 18” tall, and when I leave the expansion zone and I go up the platforms, will my robot be considered taller than 18” when it’s slanted while climbing up?

    If it isn’t considered taller than 18” when the robot is slanted upwards, couldn’t I possibly make my robot tilt upwards towards the high flags with some sort of tilting mechanism and reach out to the same height of the high flags, creating a defensive barrier?

  2. JamsG

    May 16 a place in southern california 310A
    Edited 5 days ago by JamsG

    I feel like when the manual says a maximum of 18" tall it means 18" tall relative to the bottom of the robot, not the floor

  3. Forrest Keller

    May 16 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 76209X

    Don't worry about that. The 18 inch rule means that at any point, if your robot is OUTSIDE the expansion zone, it must be 18 inches tall. That is the robot height, regardless of field elevation.

    However, you can not elevate yourself on a wedge, as that would be expansion outside the expansion zone.

  4. [TVA]Connor

    May 16 South Texas 1814D
    Edited 5 days ago by [TVA]Connor

    @Forrest Keller Don't worry about that. The 18 inch rule means that at any point, if your robot is OUTSIDE the expansion zone, it must be 18 inches tall. That is the robot height, regardless of field elevation.

    However, you can not elevate yourself on a wedge, as that would be expansion outside the expansion zone.

    So I must make my robot be less than 18” height to be able to tilt up probably...

  5. 4 days ago

    callen

    May 16 Braintree, MA, USA

    @JamsG I feel like when the manual says a maximum of 18" tall it means 18" tall relative to the bottom of the robot, not the floor

    We'll probably need to ask for clarification because in the recent past is has been relative to the floor. That was why you could be violating the rules if your robot fell over while expanded to be tall.

  6. lacsap

    May 16 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Massachusetts 9791[a-z]

    <R4>
    ...
    ii. Robots will be sized using the VEX Robotics Competition Robot Sizing Tool. Robots will
    be placed on a flat surface and must not touch the measurement slide as it is passed over the surface.
    ...

    I quote R4 since it determines how robots are sized with the on-field sizing tool.

 

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