SG3: Keep Balls on your side in Autonomous. Balls that start fully on one side of the Autonomous Line may not contact the foam tiles on the opposite side of the Autonomous Line during the Autonomous Period.
Incidental violations of this rule and have no impact on the opposing Alliance will result in a Warning. Violations of this rule that affect the opposing Alliance’s autonomous routine will result in the Autonomous Bonus being awarded to the opposing Alliance. Examples of affecting the opposing Alliance could include, but are not limited to, a Ball moving another Ball or getting in the path of a Robot.
Note: Balls that start on the Autonomous Line are not included in this rule.
SG7: Use Balls to play the game.Balls may not be used to accomplish actions that would be otherwise illegal if they were attempted by Robot mechanisms (e.g., Interfering with an opponent’s Autonomous Period per <SG2>.)
The final note in SG3 states balls that start on the autonomous line are exempt from SG3. Does this mean robots may use the balls that start on the autonomous line to intentionally interfere with the opposing Alliance’s autonomous routine? Or would this be a violation of SG7?