Answered: Clarification of which side(s) to run Robot Skills on

In Appendix B , it is not explicitly stated which side of the field the robot has to run on, or if there are any restrictions on the sides. In previous years, participants could choose which side to run their skill challenges in as it made little difference.

However, at a recent event, participants were to run on the red side at first, due to the diagram in Appendix B. Eventually, the organizers allowed the participants to run on either side due to a significant number of teams having built programming skills for either the blue or red side and the ambiguity in the rules.

Hence, I would like to clarify if there is any restriction of which side the Robot Skills Challenge should be run, and if so, which side.

There is no restriction. Teams should be given the option to run on the red or blue side.