SwarmCloak: Landing of a swarm of nano-quadrotors on human arms

Evgeny Tsykunov, Ruslan Agishev, Roman Ibrahimov, Luiza Labazanova, Taha Moriyama, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Dzmitry Tsetserukou

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    Abstract

    We propose a novel system SwarmCloak for landing of a fleet of four flying robots on the human arms using light-sensitive landing pads with vibrotactile feedback. We developed two types of wearable tactile displays with vibromotors which are activated by the light emitted from the LED array at the bottom of quadcopters. In a user study, participants were asked to adjust the position of the arms to land up to two drones, having only visual feedback, only tactile feedback or visual-tactile feedback. The experiment revealed that when the number of drones increases, tactile feedback plays a more important role in accurate landing and operator’s convenience. An important finding is that the best landing performance is achieved with the combination of tactile and visual feedback. The proposed technology could have a strong impact on the human-swarm interaction, providing a new level of intuitiveness and engagement into the swarm deployment just right from the skin surface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies, SA 2019
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages46-47
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450369428
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2019
    EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2019 - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 17 Nov 201920 Nov 2019

    Publication series

    NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies, SA 2019

    Conference

    ConferenceSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2019
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period17/11/1920/11/19

    Keywords

    • Human-swarm interaction
    • Multi-agent systems
    • Quad-copter landing
    • Tactile interaction with drones

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