I kind of disagree with this though. That would incur a lot of fouls as robots got better, as they would be able to out cycle the human player. If youre already full with 14 balls, and 2 robots score a full cycle at the same time, that’s already 10 balls too many. Are you going to penalize someone for the other team scoring? (Correct me if I misinterpreted you)
I think it should be pretty obvious what a “reasonable effort” would be. Granted, some player’s reasonable efforts may look different to others, but the rules do specify that you should try to make it obvious to refs that you are doing your best. If you are being over loaded, but are constantly moving back and forth to move the balls, even if it was only two at a time, im sure that would be enough. If you are taking two at a time, but taking your sweet time at releasing them, that is an issue. And let’s not even discuss if youre taking one at a time (unless you had some sort of physical disability, of course). IMO, it shouldn’t be hard to make obvious your “reasonable effort”.