Drone & me: an exploration into natural human-drone interaction

Jessica R Cauchard, Jane L E, Kevin Y Zhai, James A Landay

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Personal drones are becoming popular. It is challenging to design how to interact with these flying robots. We present a Wizard-of-Oz (WoZ) elicitation study that informs how to naturally interact with drones. Results show strong agreement between participants for many interaction techniques, as when gesturing for the drone to stop. We discovered that people interact with drones as with a person
or a pet, using interpersonal gestures, such as beckoning the drone closer. We detail the interaction metaphors observedand offer design insights for human-drone interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2015


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