Balls leaving field

#1

Regarding SG8, if whenever a robot shoots a flag and the ball sometimes leaves the field, is it still a violation even though there is offensive intent?
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#3

If it’s not strategic, intentional, or repeated then it’s not a violation…

If every time a particular robot shoots a flag the ball tends to leave the field, then perhaps the question should be asked of whether or not it becomes a violation (probably it is up to the refs). If perhaps the robot is somehow built in some way that balls almost always leave the field, then this would lean towards a strategic design and be a potential issue.

If under normal offensive play a normal robot shoots flags in a normal way and sometimes one leaves the field, then this clearly falls under the “expected that some Game Objects may unintentionally leave the field”.

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#4

No, if a ball leaves the field while shooting a flag is not a violation. However, if your robot is designed in a way that it shoots balls out of the field when attempting to hit flags consistently, then even though unintentional, you could face a DQ as you have not taken care of a known flaw and that could be considered “intentionally” throwing the balls off of the field.

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#5

Ok thanks for the quick response. Makes sense.

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#6

Thanks for the response, my team has this issue right now so we will have to fix that.

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#7

Ok thanks for the quick response. Makes sense.

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