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  • #2
    Originally posted by FTC6378
    Sticky Material

    Q:Would we be allowed to use a mechanism with a sticky substance (like duct tape) to aid in gathering minerals? The adhesive does not leave a residue on the minerals or floor tiles, nor would it be strong enough to stick to or entangle another robot.

    Thanks for your consideration!
    A: Using a sticky substance in contact with a Scoring Element or Field Element is legal providing there is absolutely no residue. Teams using such a substance may have to demonstrate to the Robot Inspector or Referee that no residue remains on the contacted surface. If this cannot be demonstrated satisfactorily, the team will have to remove the substance/mechanism. Note that Duct Tape is known to leave a sticky residue https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Duct-Tape-Residue so this would not be a legal material to use in this situation.

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