Is there anything that would restrict the Drive team members from helping to move the totes from their starting configurations to close to the Human Player Zone during the autonomous period with the human players?
Possible Applicable Rules:
In rule G32, it explicitly states:
During a MATCH, the ROBOT shall be operated solely by the DRIVERS and/or HUMAN PLAYERS of that Team.
VIOLATION: Offending ROBOT will be DISABLED.
I read this as the Human Players can drive the robot using the controller at the alliance station.
In Rule G30 it states:
DRIVE TEAM members must remain fully within the ALLIANCE STATION for the duration of the MATCH, unless for personal
VIOLATION: FOUL. If strategic, RED CARD for the entire ALLIANCE.
In the glossary, the Alliance Station is defined as:
ALLIANCE STATION – the area behind the ALLIANCE WALL which contains the three (3) PLAYER STATIONS and two (2) HUMAN PLAYER
ZONES and bound by the edges of the carpet and white tape.
This means the drive team can be anywhere in the area.
In a rule update, rule G5 was updated to say:
G5 Only one ALLIANCE member may be in each HUMAN PLAYER ZONE, in contact with elements of that HUMAN PLAYER STATION, or in the HUMAN PLAYER ZONE
and in contact with the the elements of that HUMAN PLAYER STATION, at a time.
The human player zones are defined as:
The Red and Blue HUMAN PLAYER ZONES are located on each end of the FIELD, behind the ALLIANCE WALLS and each are bounded
by the edge of the carpet, the HUMAN PLAYER STATION, the STARTING LINE, and White gaffers tape.
This means that you can have multiple alliance members in the far zone where the drivers must start at the beginning of the match.