Drivers


#1

Can there be 2 drivers, like one using a controller to drive and the 2nd using like a joystick to control the intake or lift


#2

Yes, you can have 2 drivers and a human player.
We routinely have a driver and an “operator” to do exactly what you described.

You can also have 3 drivers (However having 3 drivers would mean not having a human player).

Section 5.5 of the manual:


#3

so i could have another person helping operate the robot at the exact same time


#4

Correct, as long as it’s a student with the “drive team” button


#5

In the manual does it say this some where


#6

Don’t worry too much over that. Almost all teams do this. A driver and operator is almost always necessary to control an FRC Bot. My team has always had a driver and operator, a coach, and a human player.


#7

Alright, I was thinking it would be better so then the driver and focus on driving and then someone can control and work the intake and hatch panel manipulation system