Our robot measures 19.5 inches wide on the front of the drive train - because two optical encoders (one on left and other on right) are taking total 1.5 inches (3/4" per encoder) of space beyond the 18" base that we made. Will our Robot be disqualified due to this sizing? Thanks.
The 18" sizing restriction is usually enforced by checking to see if a Robot fits within the official Robot Sizing Tool. If your robot is wider than 18", it will not fit in this tool, and will not pass inspection. If a Robot has not passed inspection, then it will not be allowed to compete.