I remember wondering why y’all had those bars up high on either side of the robot, but never got the chance to ask. do you happen to remember the logic behind it was?
It looks to me as though they’re there to protect the shooter in case it falls off of a bridge.
As someone who was on the team that year, I can tell you it was absolutely in case we rolled our robot. I think we rolled it once in practice and realized we could do a lot of damage really quickly. We put the roll bars on the next day. We used them twice during competitions that year when our driver fell off the bridge.