Drive Team

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The drive team is responsible for remotely controlling the robot during competitions and other events. In competition, there are numerous roles on the drive team. These positions include the drive coach, drivers, human players, and the technician. The coach is responsible for leading the drive team. In competition, the coach makes decisions throughout the duration of the match relating to strategy and game-play. The drivers are the students responsible for manipulating the robot. There are two different roles a driver may play. Main driver or operator. The main driver controls the general movement of the robot around the field. The operator controls any appendages the robot may have such as arms or elevators. These two students would work together to complete tasks throughout matches. Human players are students that manipulate game pieces throughout the match. The role of human players is specific to the game. For example, a human player may discharge pieces into the field through a designated station. The technician is a team member that assists in setup or troubleshooting of the robot. During a match, the technician is in a designated space to the side of the field specific to the particular event.