I have a question. This weekend at a tournament, we were at a match and set up our robot. When autonomous mode started, the apposing alliance sent one of their robots over and rammed our robot while we were shooting balls in our loading zone. What are the rules concerning this scenario? The last time this happened and I brought it up to a referee, they said you cannot DQ in autonomous.
Now let’s look at the rule that deals with penalties during the Autonomous Period.
Thus if the foul was Match affecting, a DQ could be issued. If the foul was only significant enough to affect the outcome of the Autonomous Bonus, the Bonus would be automatically issued to the opposing alliance.