Answered: Replacing a broken rubber band in autonomous

A robot uses rubber bands in order to properly intake and release game objects. If these rubber bands were to snap, would it be legal as per rule <SG5> and/or <SG6> to replace these rubber bands?

Thanks in advance!

No, this would not be legal. Team members may not introduce anything other than Match Loads to the playing field. Thus, bringing a rubber band onto the field would be illegal.

Thanks for answering my question! Although I do have some follow up questions now.

  1. Would it be legal to repair the existing rubber bands by tying a knott?

  2. Is it legal to introduce new batteries (7.2V Robot Batteries or 9V Backup Batteries) if those on the robot are uncharged or if the batteries are nonexistant?

  1. Yes.
  2. No, you cannot introduce new items to the field.

Okay. Thanks, Karthik!

You’re welcome!