Is it legal to launch your robot off the ground and onto the HAB platform
As long as you can convince the robot inspectors that your mechanism is safe, sure! Good luck on that one.
lvl 3 is 1’ 7" above lvl 1.
The guardrails around the edge of the field are 1’ 7" above the carpet.
Good luck convincing anyone that a 150lb robot (includes bumpers and battery) capable of taking a fly leap over the guardrails is safe. That could happen at any time the driver pushes the wrong button.
I was thinking of a pole vaulter. That shoud go 1’7" easy…