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SG3 Is the Presence of a Robot Enough For a Violation?


Jess Zarchi
9-Dec-2021

Hello,

Q&A 816

Q. 1) The original scenario made no mention that the object under the Platform caused interference, is the mere presence of an object enough to warrant a violation of SG3 or must the alliance make an attempt to balance the Platform? 2) Just to clarify, Rings are also counted as Scoring Objects for this ruling, correct? With the same question as above, do the Rings need to make contact with the Platform in an attempt to balance it to warrant a DQ, or is their presence enough?

A. Yes, mere presence of an object is enough. Yes, Rings are considered Scoring Objects.


Because a Robot cannot violate a rule through a game object, I have a question about how Q&A 816 would apply to Robots instead of Scoring Objects.

Is the presence of a Robot under/over/on the Platform that doesn't make contact with the Platform enough to warrant a violation of SG3? Does this change if the Robot is present before / during the final 30 seconds?

Thank you for your time!

Answered by committee

Is the presence of a Robot under/over/on the Platform that doesn't make contact with the Platform enough to warrant a violation of SG3? Does this change if the Robot is present before / during the final 30 seconds?

No, and no. However, the Robot in question would be placing themselves at severe risk of their opponent drawing a violation via SG3-a and/or SG3-b.

For more expansion on this subject, see this related Q&A: https://www.robotevents.com/VRC/2021-2022/QA/968