SwarmGlove: A Wearable Tactile Device for Navigation of Swarm of Drones in VR Environment

Luiza Labazanova, Akerke Tleugazy, Evgeny Tsykunov, Dzmitry Tsetserukou

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    Navigation of the quadcopters with tactile feedback has been extensively studied for the cases of single drone. However, the operation of the swarm is a complex task, which requires intuitive interaction. We introduce wearable tactile device aimed at control of the formation with impedance interlinks. Tactile patterns representing dynamics of the swarm (extension or contraction) are proposed. The user feels the state of the swarm at the fingertips and receives valuable information, which, coupled with visual feedback, improves the controllability of the complex life-like formation. In order to demonstrate capabilities of the technology, we developed VR applications in Unity, in which user guides the swarm in the virtual city and village environments through both static and dynamic obstacles to avoid collisions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Perception, Devices and Algorithms, 2018
    EditorsKi-Uk Kyung, Dongjun Lee, Sang-Youn Kim, Masashi Konyo, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9789811331930
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018 - Incheon, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 14 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)1876-1100
    ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


    Conference3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


    • Human-swarm interaction
    • Swarm navigation
    • Vibrotactile glove


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