Originally Posted by Chris is me
If I understand it correctly, it's like 1625's "lobster drive", but friction driven instead of being linked by bevel gears?
This is what I got from the post as well. Most of FRC driving tends to be in straight lines, so its beneficial to not accidentally get off course if your driver can't drive straight with a wide bot that loves to turn, or omniwheels which make controlling the robot much like controlling a shopping cart. I love how this grants the benefits of an "octanum" in the traction configuration with the added side to side pushing ability. Also very impressed that a rookie team has such a great robot. Congrats
Im curious if you are experiencing any problems with the friction drive failing when you push sideways against another robot.