We have a robot that has two appendages - “A”, that can extend out the back and “B”, that can extend out the front. The appendages are long enough such that if they operated independently and extended both at the same time, it would violate R<5>. But the appendages do not operate independently. When appendage A is extended, B cannot extend. Similarly when B is extended, A cannot extend. This coupling makes it impossible for the robot to violate R<5>, shown below.
R<5> “A Robot may not expand beyond its 11” x 20” (279mm x 508mm) constraint at any time during
the Match. However, Robots are permitted to expand beyond their 15” (381mm) starting height
constraint at any time during the Match.”
But following the rule definition I see this statement:
Note: The 11” x 20” (279mm x 508mm) limit includes the full range of motion by any
How is the “full range of motion” to interpreted for this robot? The appendages can only be extended one at a time, thus their range is not full.
Does this statement consider each appendage separately?? That does not reflect the robot design or operation.
Can someone please clarify this?