Answered: Question about Robot Inspection

Our robot has a 17.5"x17.5" chassis, and it tends to move around slightly on its wheels when we set it on a flat surface. During inspection, this can cause the robot to drift slightly outside the sizing tool and appear to violate the 18"x18"x18" size limit.

Would it be legal to add short standoffs to the bottom of our chassis to take the weight of the robot off of its wheels during inspection, and then remove the standoffs immediately after inspection? Or would this be considered “making significant changes to the robot”?

Your robot must pass inspection in the configuration it is going to be in when on the field. Adding (or removing) parts solely for the purpose of passing inspection would not be legal.

Okay, thanks!

You’re welcome!