Hi. For the programing - where are the kids supposed to stand. Can they stand behind the robot starting position and/or behind the bonus tray? Additionally if you have to pick up your robot do you always bring it back to starting position and is it always the same starting position?
They can stand on the starting position side to start, and then i the driver area. You can certainly be near the bonus tray to pick up the rob to, but I would be very careful that the ref does no think you are manipulating the bonus tray (kids do this by instinct sometimes, not thinking).
When you pick up a robot during programming skills you need to return it to one of the starting positions. It does not need to be the one you used at the beginning.