Using hydraulics in the robot has any penalty in the number of motors?

Hello guys.

Our team and I have been recently interested in using hydraulics in the robot. We already have them but we don’t know if using them will reduce the amount of motors we are allowed to use. Does anyone know if this is the case?

This question is easily answered by reading the rules which are available online:


But search for “pneumatic”


And at the risk of sounding like a troll, you do not have hydraulics which uses a fluid like oil to transmit power. You have pneumatics, which uses air to transmit power. Learning proper terminology is important.


At least you acknowledge and apologize for sounding like a troll. Some people just go complete troll like correcting the smallest spelling error.

I feel like getting the terminology correct in this case is important because the difference between one over the other is a difference between an legal action vs an illegal one.

As for liquids there was a small discussion about using liquid gases to increase pressure so that was a thing :stuck_out_tongue:

I believe that this forum does a generally good job at not trolling.


Hmm…I wonder who that might be… but a leek isn’t a leak…


*Off topic I feel like that was pointed to me

and ofc indirectly me :eyes:

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