Designing and Prototyping Drones for Emotional Support

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Abstract

Recent work in the interaction community has revealed that drones can potentially become social entities with emotional capabilities beyond the traditional ontological status of drones as mechanical objects. We build upon this work to envision drones as an emotional support technology. We ran a series of exploratory design workshops with lay users (N=18) to create designs for a companion drone to explore this notion. We used their inputs to analyze the drone's concept for prototyping and future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2023 - Companion of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages234-237
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450399708
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Mar 2023
Event18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13 Mar 202316 Mar 2023

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period13/03/2316/03/23

Keywords

  • Companion
  • Drone
  • Emotional support
  • Support technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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