Answered: Clarification on Hanging

I believe a comment i made on the “Ultra-High Hanging” thread may have been viewed as too general. I would like to know whether or not, at the VRC Championship, will pushing down on a robot that is attempting to pull itself up be considered legal?

Let’s take a look at the applicable rule, <SG5>

The rule states that contact, ramming and tipping are likely to occur on the ladder. So, in most cases pushing down upon a robot would be legal. However, if the pushing down is so forceful that it causes the two robots to become entangled, the robot doing the pushing down would now be in violation of <SG5>.