One of the members of my group had an idea to use a small, spring loaded pusher in the bot to stay on the center platform in the newest game. Is this legal?
Use the inspection checklist... If it will pass inspection... and re-inspection... you are good.
@AlexM_4478X It depends on how you plan to use it. If it's intentional use can clearly cause damage to opposing robots then it is now legal, put a simple pusher that is not so violent can likely pass as legal.
Yup. It all depends on how is the device being used.
In Singvex, some of our teams had a pneumatic pusher/puncher.
But it was ruled (and I think it is also in one of the q&a as well) that we can't used it as a puncher (even if the opponent robots will not be damaged), but it was ok as a pusher.
edit: the q&a...