Our team is planning on placing intake rollers on both long 38 inch sides on our robot, taking up the middle ~22 inches on either side, as to satisfy the 8in bumper-vertex distance required by rule [R27]. However [R35] states:
“Teams shall display their team number on the Bumpers in four locations at approximately 90° intervals around the perimeter of the Robot. The numerals must be at least 4 in. high, at least ¾ in. in stroke width, and be either white in color or outlined in white. Team numbers must be clearly visible from a distance of not less than 100 ft, so that judges, referees, and announcers can easily identify competing Robots.”
Here is where we are confused:
- Is it legal to proceed with our roller plan, which would require two cutouts on either long side of the robot?
- Does the team number have to be marked directly in the center of the bumper on any given side of the robot?