Collocated Human-Drone Interaction: Methodology and Approach Strategy

Anna Wojciechowska, Jeremy Frey, Sarit Sass, Roy Shafir, Jessica R. Cauchard

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Abstract

The consumer drone market has shown a constant growth for the past few years. As drones become increasingly autonomous and used for a growing number of applications, it is crucial to establish parameters for collocated human-drone interaction. Prior research showed how ground robots should approach a person to initiate interaction. This paper builds upon prior work and investigates how a flying robot should approach a person. Because of the flight capability, drones present more approach parameters than ground robots and require further study to properly design future interactions. Since research methodologies in aerial robotics are not well established, we present a taxonomy of methodologies for human-drone interaction studies to guide future researchers in the field. This paper then contributes a user study (N=24) investigating proximity, speed, direction, and trajectory towards a comfortable drone approach. We present our study results and design guidelines for the safe approach of a drone in a collocated indoor environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2019 - 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages172-181
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685556
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Mar 2019
Event14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Mar 201914 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Volume2019-March
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period11/03/1914/03/19

Keywords

  • human-drone interaction
  • human-robot interaction
  • methodology survey
  • proxemics
  • social robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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