I know it's damn late. Ran some numbers, and then looked at the drawing and realized - okay, we have this great idea about keeping the center of mass low and everything, and shooting the ball off a ramp from down low, but remember that all the other robots are probably at least 3 feet tall. ATLEAST. What happens if someone just SITS in front of you? You have no clear shot at the center goal.
It's like Chrissy or me trying to throw a basket ball over a 7' tall Yao Ming.
Do we want to give ourselves the best chance of having a clear shot? If so, it makes a difference to be taller!
Okay, now for bedtime.