A question about "Reacting Against Multiple Sides of The Center Goal" was answered here in the Q&A: https://www.robotevents.com/VRC/2020-2021/QA/603. The answer was along the lines of imagine pulling the mechanism in a random direction, to comply it should not "get stuck" or risk damaging anything. We are worried this could interfere with the more intended game play and have some further questions regarding this matter.
Figure 1 shows a hypothetical robot with intakes around a goal. It interacts with multiple sides of the goal in order to descore balls. "pulled in random directions" is a bit of a vague term; does it mean there needs to be at least one direction for the robot to be pulled and not "get stuck" or damage anything? If not how should a ref apply that to this case?.. since there is only one direction where not "get stuck" or damage anything can apply... Does this scenario comply with <G16>?
Additionally, what about a mechanism that releases when pulled a substantial enough force, but small enough to definitely not damage the field elements? Figure 2 shows an example of such a mechanism; the mechanism has "doors" which are closed using rubber bands, meaning if pulled with enough force, open. If such a mechanism required definitively less force to open then would damage a goal, would it be legal to put it around the center goal?
Finally, "pulled in random directions", from the linked Q&A answer it seems that directly up (lifting it) doesn't seem to be an option when doing this check, is that correct? If a mechanism can only be lifted up off a goal does it pass or fail the test to comply with <G16>?
Sorry for asking some slightly redundant seeming questions, we are just trying to be as thorough as possible.
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