For the purposes of this rule, supersedes rule . Any Robot which is contacting its
own Platform, provided that no other rules are being violated, will automatically receive the “benefit of the doubt”. Therefore, any contact with this Robot will be considered a violation, regardless of intent.
The statement states, provided that no other rules are being violated
Am I correct in understanding this as, if a team is hoarding goals in the last 30 seconds, or they are pinning or trapping an opposing robot in their zone in the last 30 seconds, that pinning, trapping, or hoarding still need to be called out? If none of the robots were touching the platform, put say pinning a red robot against the corner of the blue alliance area, the referee still needs to count down the pinning?
Additionally, if a robot stopped working mid match, battery died, connector broke, whatever, and gets pushed or dragged into the opposing teams platform in the last 30 seconds , is that a penalty?
Does where the robot stopped working matter?
Or does this fall to the common sense rule?