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    During the autonomous period, is it allowed to park between the opposing alliances beacons (after 10 seconds). We know that we cant block access the beacon itself but we want to know if we can block one pathway between beacons, leaving other pathways open.

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    It is always a good idea to read existing questions and answers. It seems likely that your question is covered by this one previously posted in the official Q&A thread for Autonomous.

    <G16> Pinning, Trapping, or Blocking Robots - Access to a Beacon
    Originally Posted by FTC9915
    Question 1: During autonomous, after 10 seconds, is it legal to move our robot to just outside of the white gaffe tape, this still gives opposing alliance's robot enough room to access their beacon from other directions if it's programmed to?

    Question 2: During autonomous, after 10 seconds, while our robot is moving towards an opposing alliance's beacon, a few inches away from white gaffe tape line area, collides with opposing alliance's robot, both are stalled afterwards, does it violate blocking, pinning, trapping according rule of G16?

    Question 3: During autonomous, after 10 seconds, is it legal to move our robot to the middle of opposing alliance's two beacons? Is this a blocking access scenario?

    Question 4: Essentially, the question is which area our robot can move to in the opposing alliance side doesn't violate G16?

    Answer 1: The action described is legal, if the Robot playing defense is Outside the Area defined by the soft foam floor tile (not including the tile connecting teeth) that contains the one-inch-wide gaffers tape.

    Answer 2: The action described is legal, if the Robot playing defense is Outside the Area defined by the soft foam floor tile (not including the tile connecting teeth) that contains the one-inch-wide strip of white gaffers tape.

    Answer 3: This is a legal strategy, if the Robot playing defense is Outside the Area defined by the soft foam floor tile (not including the tile connecting teeth) that contains the one-inch-wide strip of white gaffers tape when an opposing Alliance Robot attempts to access the Beacon.

    Answer 4: It is a <G16> rule violation for Blocking, if a Robot is attempting to access its Alliance's Beacon and an opposing Alliance Robot is Inside the Area defined by the soft foam floor tile (not including the tile connecting teeth) that contains the one-inch-wide strip of white gaffers tape.

    Tip from the Game Design Committee: Triggering the Beacon is a high value achievement during the Autonomous Period. The game rules were written to protect Robots that are actively attempting to access their Alliance's Beacons during the Autonomous Period. Referees will pay very close attention to Robots that intentionally Pin, Trap, or Block an opposing Alliance Robot that is actively attempting to access their Alliance's Beacon during the Autonomous Period. Robots should stay clear of the soft foam tile containing the white gaffers tape on the opposing Alliance's side of the Playing Field during the Autonomous Period.

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