ProxyDrone: Autonomous drone landing on the human body

Jonas Auda, Jessica Cauchard, Martin Weigel, Stefan Schneegass

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Launching drones often requires several steps that the operator needs to complete. Yet, in many scenarios, such as search and rescue, saving time is crucial. For instance, rescue personnel might be occupied with safety-critical tasks, while needing to operate drones to get an overview of the environment. We propose the concept of a drone that is located on the human body (e.g., on the back). The drone can take-off and land without human intervention. We plan to build a working prototype and investigate drone maneuvers that are suitable for both taking off and landing operations on the human body. We will further investigate the operator's perception and extract task-related design factors. This work will help derive guidelines for implicit humandrone interaction at close proximity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event2020 Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction, iHDI 2020 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 26 Apr 2020 → …


  • Drones
  • Human-Drone Interaction
  • On-Body

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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