Bumper Pool Noodles?

As for the pool noodles that the manual mentions, do the pool noodles have to be circular shape, or can we just put the pool noodles flat around the robot, and continuing to follow the other bumper rules?

How would you put a pool noodle on flat? I’m having a hard time understanding the question.

You may wish to look at Figure 4-1. If you’re still having a problem with understanding the rule, you should probably post your question to Q&A (and hope they get to it quickly).