Use Discs to play the game. Discs 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 routine per <SG8>).
The intent of this rule is to prohibit Teams from using game objects as “gloves” to loophole any rule that states “a Robot may not [do some action].” This rule is not intended to be taken in its most extreme literal interpretation, where any interaction between a Disc and a Robot needs to be scrutinized with the same intensity as if it were a Robot.
Violation Notes: If a rule is Violated through the use of Discs instead of a Robot mechanism, it should be evaluated as though the rule in question had been Violated by a Robot mechanism.