Answered: Driver Definition Clarification

Hypothetical: A team normally uses two joysticks. One joystick fails just before a match but due to redundancy the functions are also available on the remaining good joystick.

Can there be two drivers and only one Joystick present during a match? E.g. can one driver give verbal control commands to the other without being considered a coach?

Can the drivers time share a stick in anyway?

If there are two drivers and two sticks what is considered the minimum level of control required of any one driver? E.g. can a driver be on the field with an apriori dead joystick?

A Driver is not required to operate the robot. If a team wishes to send a second Driver to the field without a joystick/transmitter, this is fine. Two drivers sharing one joystick/transmitter is also legal.