VR environment for the study of collocated interaction between small UAVs and humans

Christopher Widdowson, Hyung Jin Yoon, Venanzio Cichella, Ranxiao Frances Wang, Naira Hovakimyan

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Abstract

Two issues that are crucial to the integration of flying robotic systems into human populated environments include: how humans perceive autonomous flying robots, and how to design and control flying robots to improve the level of comfort and perceived safety for collocated others. This work represents a comprehensive virtual reality test environment to explore scripted and unscripted interactions with flying robots. We employ a multimethod approach by incorporating behavioral measures, self-report questionnaires, and physiological data to characterize human arousal during a variety of predetermined and real-time scenarios in both indoor and outdoor environments. By combining complementary methodological techniques, we can converge on a data-driven model of social etiquette for flying robots; this model can then be reparametrized in terms of planning and control solutions to govern the robot’s behavior in a real-world context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, 2017
EditorsJessie Chen
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages348-355
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319603834
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, 2017 - [state] CA, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2017Jul 21 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume595
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, 2017
CountryUnited States
City[state] CA
Period7/17/177/21/17

Keywords

  • Deep learning
  • Electrodermal activity
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Quadrotor robot
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Widdowson, C., Yoon, H. J., Cichella, V., Wang, R. F., & Hovakimyan, N. (2018). VR environment for the study of collocated interaction between small UAVs and humans. In J. Chen (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, 2017 (pp. 348-355). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 595). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60384-1_33