Answered: Flashlight as signal

Originally Posted by mykiscool
This question is about gateway. I was wondering if it would be legal during autonomous to shine a flashlight at an object or opposing robot. I couldn’t find anything about it in the rules. I don’t think it’s considered touching.

No, this would not be legal.*

Are flashights prohibited from being used on your own robot as well?

The VEX Flashlight Kit is an official part of the VEX Robotics Design System, hence it is legal for use on a VEX Gateway Robot. However, as mentioned in the prior Q&A, the shining of flashlights onto the field by Drivers, Coaches or anyone in the audience is prohibited.