Understanding Drone Landing on the Human Body

Jonas Auda, Martin Weigel, Jessica R. Cauchard, Stefan Schneegass

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Abstract

We envision the human body as a platform for fast take-off and landing of drones in entertainment and professional uses such as medical emergencies, rescue missions, or supporting police units. This new interaction modality challenges our knowledge of human-drone experiences, in which interaction usually occurs at a distance from the body. This work explores important factors for understanding the interplay between drones and humans. We first investigated the suitability of various body locations for landing in an online study (N = 159). Our results, presented as body maps, show that the hand and upper back are particularly well-suited body locations. We further tested these findings in a follow-up study (N = 12), in which participants experienced drones landing on their bodies through carefully designed and pre-recorded 360°videos. This immersion into the landing scenarios helped us to identify common themes and research approaches for different body parts. Taken together, the findings provide first insights into location preferences and themes for drones landing on the human body.

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

  • Drone
  • Human-Drone Interaction
  • Mechanical Turk
  • Micro Air Vehicle
  • On-Body Landing
  • UAV
  • Virtual Reality Study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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