In the manual, trapping is considered to have occurred if a robot “has restricted an opposing Robot into a small, confined area of the field, approximately the size of one foam field tile or less, and has not provided an avenue for escape.” An example of an indirect trap is being unable to escape from the corner of the field.
I wanted to ask for your evaluation of the following situation:
A blue robot is positioned along one of the walls. A red robot continuously pushes against the blue robot, though it is not pinning the blue robot (not touching the wall).
There is an avenue for escape, but whenever the blue robot tries to move in a certain direction, the red robot proceeds to push it in the opposite direction. As a result of this interaction, the blue robot is unable to leave its current position.
Would this be considered trapping?
I just wanted to clarify the above situation since it has occurred though I haven’t found an official answer on the forum.
Thank you in advanced!