Robot Height Definition

The robot is required to fit in a 54" by 84" cyllender. Now how is the cyllender defined, is it defined from the starting position of our robot?

In otherwords does the orientation of our robot change the cyllender dimensions?

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http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/viewItem/3#4

3.2.5

This is the rule in the manual, and the cylinder shifts as appendages move outside the frame.

A simpler way to interpret it, is that the greatest distance between the two points farthest away from each other can not be greater than 54"

That doesn’t quite take it into account, unfortunately. You could have an arm that sticks out the center front of the robot, and measures exactly 54" to either back corner. By your definition that will be fine… however, by the definition of a cylinder, this wouldn’t work - neither of those 54" lines would pass through the center of the circle, making them chords of a circle with a larger diameter.

This subject is the topic of thread http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=110796. There may be more info there.

See Post 19 for final ruling from Q&A