No Trapping for more than 5 seconds. A Robot may not Trap an opposing Robot for more than
five (5) seconds during the Driver Controlled Period. A Trap is officially over once the Trapping Robot
has moved away and the Robots are separated by at least two (2) feet (approximately one (1) foam tile).
After ending a Trap, a Robot may not Trap the same Robot again for a duration of five (5) seconds; if a
Team does Trap the same Robot again, the count will resume from where it left off when the Trapping
Robot initially backed off.
Does this mean that an opposing robot can be trapped for 5 seconds, released for 5, and trapped again?
Or that the opposing robot can only be trapped for 5 seconds total during the driving period?