The team that leaves its half and enters the opponent’s half and causes the robots to collide is the violating team. If the judge calls out ‘collision’, all robots and the timer must be stopped and the judge makes the decision of which team caused the collision. That team loses the match by 8-0 but can continue the game with the next match.
If two robots touch at any point of the match, the judge decides which one of the two outcomes apply given all circumstances:
- if the robot of one team touches the other team’s robot by accident, then the match is stopped and the number of balls are calculated;
- if the robot of one team touches the other team’s robot on purpose, that is considered a violation, then the match is stopped and the violating team loses the match 8-0.