Answered: Driving recklessly (specific case)

If a bot (we’ll call it blue team’s bot) has a lot of power, a somewhat viable strategy is to stand in-between the opposing bot and goals in order to “zone” it away. If the opposing bot (we’ll call it red team’s bot) were to approach, would blue team’s bot be penalized for pushing back? If red team’s bot were to be knocked over by this scuffle (say it was too top heavy, and contacted the top of blue team’s bot), would there be penalties issued?

We cannot offer blanket rulings on snapshots of hypothetical situations like the one you’ve proposed. These types of interactions are judged by the head referee using rule <G12>, quoted below:

If you have a more specific question regarding match play, please feel free to clarify and re-submit.