Just want to know the communities thought on this:
Would it be considered pinning if a robot was designed to drive over other robots and trap them inside it. this is confusing me because if the robot that was doing the trapping could easily be pushed then the trapped robot could still drive around it just wouldn’t be able to manipulate.
I suppose it would be legal. I was told that at Nationals last year, there was a robot that could pick up another robot and hold it there. This would be similar.
However, I agree with jgraber. This strategy would not be very amusing and definitely would not be sportsmanlike, so I would not recommend it.
Not to mention that the advantage you would gain would be miniscule. While one of the opposing alliance’s robots would be incapable of scoring, your robot would also be fully occupied in keeping them that way. Basically you’d end up with a 1v1 match (between your ally and your victim’s ally) that also featured a struggling metal box in the middle of the field.