Answered: "Cheater Cube" Legality

My team was wondering if the elastics seen in this photo were legal because as stated in

In the game rules the definition of “Robot” is

This would mean that the elastic would count as part of the robot and would not be legal if it were extended out of the robot.

I would like a clarification on the placement (the cube would of course follow the legal definition of a preload if legal) so we can appropriately make our autonomous.

(sorry for small image)

This is correct. The depicted robot is clearly illegal.