ISSUE #1 = IN a situation where I’m seeing robots with Mobile goals under controlled / clamped on both the front and back of the robot with one or both sides elevating to put onto platform or interact with opposing side platform. The robot itself is within SG 2 spec <36”, BUT as Fully extended the end to end measurement <goal><robot><goal> is greater than 36”+ QUESTION - is this in violation of the SG2/SG10 as described in Q&A 909 (SG2 and SG10 and Q&A909) are included below).
NOTE = From view of SG 2 figure 22 the 36” requirement appears applicable to “robot only” not necessarily tied to SG10 (and perhaps a further example of G3 common sense…)
ISSUE #2 = If this is violation <goal><robot><goal> >36” interacts with a platform with one of the clamped goals to push down on platform / de score an elevated goal for the opposing platform but the goal remains in alliance zone - would this be a 20pts in determining a match affecting situation?
You Tube Link to match example - https://youtu.be/VIN3TOKgcIQ?t=25718
ISSUE #3 = If this is violation <goal><robot><goal> >36” interacts with a platform with one of its clamped goals to tip its own platform to give it access to the platform to elevate / balance with it and the 2 goals - would this be 110pts in determining a match affecting situation?
<SG2> Robot expansion is limited once the Match begins. Per <G4>, at the beginning of a Match, each Robot must be smaller than a volume of 18” (457.2 mm) long by 18” (457.2 mm) wide by 18” (457.2 mm) tall. Once the Match begins, Robots may expand, but no horizontal dimension can exceed 36” (914.4 mm) at any point during the Match. See Figure 22.
Figure 22: Examples of Legal and Illegal “point-to-point” expansions. Because the robot above has a “point-to-point” measurement greater than 36”, it would not pass inspection. Note: This is intended to be a linear, horizontal, “point-to-point” limit, measured across an expanded Robot. It is not a 3D volume, and it does not “rotate” with the Robot.
Note 2: If a Head Referee is uncertain whether a Robot has momentarily expanded beyond this limit, they may ask the Team after the Match to replicate the Robot’s state and check for compliance using a tape measure, VRC Expanded Sizing Tool, or other linear measuring device.
Minor violations of this rule that do not affect or interfere with the Match will result in a warning. Match Affecting offenses will result in a Disqualification. Teams that receive multiple warnings may also receive a Disqualification at the Head Referee’s discretion.
<SG10> Use Scoring Objects to play the game. Scoring Objects may not be used to accomplish actions that would be otherwise illegal if they were attempted by Robot mechanisms (e.g., Interfering with an opponent’s Autonomous routine per <SG4>.)
The intent of this rule is to prohibit teams from using game objects as “gloves” to loophole any rule that states “a Robot may not [do some action]”. This rule is not intended to be taken in its most extreme literal interpretation, where any interaction between a Scoring Object and a Robot needs to be scrutinized with the same intensity as if it were a Robot.