Just what it sounds like. Throw half your robot upward at high speed and drag the rest of it upward. To jump about 30" for a 150lb robot, you need to be able to store about 500 newton meters of energy. That’s about 300lbs of constant force springs at about 15" of displacement.
Numbers seem to be on the edge of plausibility.
My team is probably stupid enough to try it.
Besides the obvious safety concerns of storing that much energy in your bot during a match, what am I missing?
Someone probably wants to talk us out of it, don’t they?
To which I will respond this seemed like a good idea in 2018: