In SG4, tiles are mentioned as being allowed to be touched (starting tile) and not allowed to be touched (gray tiles). What about the white tape that covers the tabs of the tiles? In other words, is a robot that is touching the tape that covers the tabs of the starting tile in a legal starting position?
<SG4> During the Autonomous Period, Drivers and Coaches may handle their own Robot while the
Robot is in contact with their own Alliance Starting Tile (i.e. the tile the Robot started the match on),
within the following restrictions.
i. Drivers and Coaches may only interact with a Robot if it is touching their own Alliance Starting
Tile and no part of the Robot is touching a gray foam tile, except the interaction allowed in
ii. If any part of a Robot is touching a grey foam tile, the only interaction that will be allowed is to
bring the Robot fully into the legal Alliance Starting Tile, into a legal position as per <SG4i>
The same logic from above applies here. If a Scoring Object is touching tape that is directly above the Alliance Starting Tile, it is considered to be touching the Alliance Starting Tile, hence touching the Floor Goal.