Rule R4 states:
At the beginning of any match, robots must be smaller than 18” x 18” x 18”.
Does this mean that robots can extend outside of 18x18x18 after the start of the match?
At the beginning of any match, robots must be smaller than 18” x 18” x 18”
During inspections, robots will be measured in one of two ways
Robots will be placed into a “sizing box” which has interior dimensions matching the
above size constraints. To pass inspection, a robot must fit within the box without
touching the box wal
ls or ceiling.
Robots will be sized using a VEX Robotics Competition Robot Sizing Tool. Robots will
be placed on a flat surface and must not touch the measurement slide as it is passed
over the surface. Please see
for a visual reference.
Robots may expand beyond their starting si
ze constraints after the start of a match
Any restraints used to maintain starting size (i.e. zip ties, rubber bands, etc.) MUST remain
attached to the robot for the duration of the match.
Per subsection B of <R4>, yes you can. In the future, please keep reading the rule before you start a new thread with a question. This is stated in the Q&A Usage Guidelines posted by Karthik. It will keep the forum clean, and make Karthik’s job a little bit easier. Thank you.