Clarification regarding Rule 1.2

This is a question I received from Patrick Wong via email, who also let me post it (along with my answer) on the forum:

In rule 1.2, “If none of the robots is capable of playing, the game will not be played and zero goals will be awarded to both teams” But if the two robots in one team have no reaction to the ball but the opposite robots can react to the ball, how will the game go?

In this case, we would most probably go by the rules, giving the team with robots without reaction time to fix them, while penalizing them by 1 goal each 30 seconds. The game would then continue and finish when the score difference reaches 10.

Hopefully, this can help clarify the situation for others as well!

– Marek