I’m going to suggest that a re-check of G301 is in order. There’s a couple of possible issues there.
But first, a stop by G103. G103 is the bumper zone rule. Because the bumper zone translates with the robot in this case, we don’t need to worry about that. At least not right away.
Back to G301.
G301 prohibits certain actions. So does driving up the driver station wall meet any of these actions (noting that the driver station wall is not in the exceptions)?
a) grab–Nope, it’s not grabbing.
b) grasp–nope, not grasping.
c) attaching to–eh. If you use a suction cup wheel you’re in trouble. Other than that, if you’re just using the “very sticky wheel” method, I think you could argue you’re good.
d) becoming entangled with–I doubt it.
e) suspending. OK, this one has promise if I’m looking to prohibit this. All I have to do is say that the wheels are suspending the end of the robot… It’s a tortured definition, and probably wouldn’t hold up if challenged.
f) damaging. Don’t chew up the floor protector, and try not to leave skid marks on the wall, OK?
Back to G103 for a moment: You’ll need to get your wheels up enough to make contact with the wall, while the bumpers are in the way (and still in the zone). I suspect that that will cause you some issues. Not insurmountable, of course, just issues to be solved.
@bobbysq It may be a jerk move, but that doesn’t mean that HQ won’t do it. I can think of at LEAST three examples spanning 10 seasons, and I might be able to find a few more in more recent seasons.