Autonmous code questions

Good evening. My kids asked if the autnoumous starts in the square the game challenge starts? Also, can they pick the right or left square?

My kids actually programmed their autonomous code on the opposite side that the actual challenge starts, so they had these questions. They are pretty bummed out and I can’t find the actual rules for autonomous in the manual

what do you mean by “square the game challenge starts?” im having a bit of trouble understanding

The programming skills rules supplement is in the chapter of the manual titled “The Robot Skills Challenge.”

They can start from any square.

All the manuals are located at the bottom of the following page: