Answered: Programming Skills Question

I have a question about Programming Skills. At the last event, a team did something I hadn’t seen before. They set up the robot on the starting tile in the Middle Zone. The robot left the tile, knocked two of the large balls into the goal zone, then returned to the tile. The team then lifted the robot over the bump, set it on the other starting tile, and sent it to knock objects off the bump. They stated there was no rule against that, as it was the same color starting tile, and we couldn’t find anything definitive in the Game Manual. Is what they did legal, or illegal?

This type of maneuver is illegal. When legally interacting with a Robot as per <SG4>, the robot must be returned to the same Alliance Starting Tile that the interaction began on.