RSC7 states "During a Programming Skills Match, Drivers may move freely around the Field, and are not restricted to the Driver Station when not handling their Robot." Can we get clarification on the word around. Does this mean the student can grab the robot to move it, but must walk around the board to the next starting position or can a student walk across the board?
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Driver skills-driver movement
Does this mean the student can grab the robot to move it, but must walk around the board to the next starting position
Yes, this is what it means.
or can a student walk across the board?
Walking on the Field is never permitted in any situation, including while doing an RSC7 re-positioning.
Also - as quoted, RSC7 only applies during Programming Skills Matches. Driving Skills Matches are still governed by <G18>, especially for strategic violation.