I need some further clarifications about <SG9> stated:
<SG9> Robots may not intentionally grasp, grapple or attach to any Field Elements. Strategies with mechanisms that react against multiple sides of a field element in an effort to latch onto said field element are prohibited. (See figures 8-10) The intent of this rule is to prevent teams from both unintentionally damaging the field, and from anchoring themselves to the field. Violations of this rule will result in a Disqualification.
Question:** If my robot’s arm is totally hovering above the trough, or even, touching it while scoring the sacks (or forming a closed loop shown in attached.), will my team be also penalised for the above mentioned?
If not, on what extent will the rule be imposed to teams trying to score? I am aware that referee’s decisions are final, so I hope to be fully clarified on this rule before sending the robot out for competition. Thanks.**