Answered: Legal Anti-Tip Mechanism?

Our team has been brainstorming various anti-tip mechanisms for our bot, and one thing we’ve been wondering is if it is legal to start the match with a standoff at the back of your bot being pushed against the wall to stay within 18" then they flip out via elastic tension when you drive forward?

No, this is not legal. During the sizing process you are not allowed to touch the edges of the 18" x 18" x 18" volume constraint.