Answered: Autonomous human interaction

  1. Is the drive team allowed to purposely touch the foam tiles during autonomous in order to gain leverage, with the intent of re-positioning the robot in the starting tile?

  2. What would be the ruling if the robot were to deploy scoring mechanisms on its own (such as by a motor) while someone on the drive team re-positions the bot within the starting square in order to make room for its deployment, such as moving the bot so that the arm does not become stuck or blocked (for example by another bot, or by a goal)?

Some incidental and intentional touching of the foam tiles during interaction with the Robot during Autonomous Mode is expected. We expect this to be done for safety reasons (i.e. for keeping your balance, preventing you from dropping a robot)

Yes, this would be allowed.