Public Drone: Attitude towards Drone Capabilities in Various Contexts

Viviane Herdel, Lee J. Yamin, Eyal Ginosar, Jessica R. Cauchard

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Abstract

Drone technologies represent a new category of mobile devices that are increasingly present in public spaces. They are becoming increasingly autonomous, featuring a wide range of capabilities from detecting objects to monitoring situations. Yet, little is known about the characteristics that influence their acceptability in public spaces. In this work, we investigate how people's attitude towards drone capabilities is influenced by the context in which they are operating. We present three user studies: first, a participatory design study (N=5) in which we investigated people's expectations towards drone capabilities and contexts of use; second, a pre-study (N=18) performed to select 6 contexts of use for public drones with three different severity levels; and third, a survey-based study (N=26) where we evaluated people's attitude towards 10 drone capabilities in 6 contexts of varying severity levels. Our results demonstrate that people's attitude towards drone capabilities is more positive for severe contexts. In addition, we found positive correlations for all capabilities between attitude and perceived severity of context. This work contributes to the design of context-sensitive human-drone interactions and to the future integration of public drones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of MobileHCI 2021 - ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationMobile Apart, MobileTogether
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450383288
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Sep 2021
Event23rd ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction: Mobile Apart, MobileTogether, MobileHCI 2021 - Virtual, Online, France
Duration: 27 Sep 20211 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of MobileHCI 2021 - ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction: Mobile Apart, MobileTogether

Conference

Conference23rd ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction: Mobile Apart, MobileTogether, MobileHCI 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityVirtual, Online
Period27/09/211/10/21

Keywords

  • Acceptability
  • Attitude
  • Capabilities
  • Context
  • Drone
  • Human-Drone Interaction
  • Public Spaces.
  • UAV
  • Ubiquitous Computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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