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LEDS on robots


Sophia Maxine Kojima
28-Dec-2023

<R8><R9> Small blinking lights or LEDs are legal on the robot, however if they are turned up so bright that they make it difficult to read the license plate wouldn't they be violating R9?

Answered by committee
11-Jan-2024

Per rule <R8>, "all non-functional decorations are governed by all standard Robot rules".

One primary goal of <R9>, especially clause "C", is to ensure that license places are clearly legible by Head Referees and event staff. If a non-functional decoration is causing difficulty, then yes, it should be adjusted.

For all intents and purposes, this question / answer would apply just as equally if a non-functional decorative opaque cover were placed over the license plate.