Answered: Entanglement risk of Expanding Robots

It’s been stated that rigid expansion devices would be legal as they do not pose a risk of entanglement.

If a robot were to split into two separate robots, would a flexible-but-sturdy link between the two robots be legal? For example, a tether of c-channels bolted together, between the two segments of the robot? Such a device wouldn’t drag along the ground or flex enough to become caught on an opposing robot, but would be flexible enough to allow the two segments of the split robot to move independently of each other.

From what is described, this appears to be legal. However, any strategies featuring expanding robots may be affected by <G11a>.

Thanks, Karthik!

You’re welcome!