Answered: TECHNICAL "is the robot low-hanging?"

sorry for the crappy pics but my desktop crashed and my files were gone :frowning:
i have a few technical questions on what is considered “hanging”

pics here:
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pic 1:
this is the technical term for low hanging
correct me if i am wrong

pic 2:
the wheels are JUST under the top of the rung
how can this be measured accurately?
i can see “its 1/8” under the rung! you can totally tell!" senarios already
is there an easy way for a straightforward “yes” or “no” withought using expensive measuring tools like lasers ect?

pic 3, 4, and 5
the ladder is not tipped all the way (this way its not “fully” tipped)
or it can even be lifted a few inches on one side
i made it alot to make my point clear
does pic 3 qualify as lowhanging?
since its on the uppermost part of the rung

or is it pic 4
over exaggerated but the robot is still over the “top” of the orange rung

or is it pic 5
because the plain is in the middle if the “top” of the rung

sorry for all the technical questions or “absurd” questions
but it may happen and teams will argue for some time because it is worth a lot of points
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pic 1:
this is the technical term for low hanging
correct me if i am wrong

Correct. The robot depicted in this picture meets the definition of low hanging.

The robot depicted in picture two does not meet the definition of hanging. Referees will use their best judgment to determine if a robot is entirely above a ladder rung. Some events may use a flat surface (i.e. a 2x4) to help make this determination. Regardless, referees will be instructed to be consistent in their interpretation and to err on the side of the robot trying to hang. (This is similar to the baseball analogy of “the tie goes to the runner”)

Take a look at the following Q&A entry regarding hanging:

So a simple explanation of this interpretation is, you find the highest point of the rung, take the plane that is tangent to this highest point and parallel to the floor and make sure the entire robot is above the plane. Now, all that being said, this will be done by the eyeballs of a human referee. The cases where the ladder is slightly tilted will be difficult calls for the referee. However, I expect very few cases of the ladder being tilted.

By the interpretation listed above of the definition of low hanging, the robot in picture 3 would be considered low hanging.

No, this robot is not above the plane which is parallel to the floor. Despite being tilted, hanging is still determined by being above the plane parallel to the floor and tangent to the top of the bar. Thus the robot depicted in picture 4 is not considered to be low hanging.

Thank you very much for your detailed explanation
especially for pic 3