Social drone companion for the home environment: A user-centric exploration
Paper i proceeding, 2017

Recent research has focused on how to facilitate interaction between humans and robots, giving rise to the field of human robot interaction. A related research area is human-drone interaction (HDI), investigating how interaction between humans and drones can be expanded in novel and meaningful ways. In this work, we explore the use of drones as companions in a home environment. We present three consecutive studies addressing user requirements and design space of companion drones. Following a user-centered approach, the three stages include online questionnaire, design workshops, and simulated virtual reality (VR) home environment. Our results show that participants preferred the idea of a drone companion at home, particularly for tasks such as fetching items and cleaning. The participants were also positive towards a drone companion that featured anthropomorphic features.

Social drone

Human-drone interaction

Design

Companion

Författare

Kari Karjalainen

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik

Anna Romell

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik

Photchara Ratsamee

Osaka University

A.E. Yantaç

Koc Universitesi

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Tillämpad informationsteknologi, Interaktionsdesign (Chalmers)

Mohammad Obaid

Uppsala Universitet

5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction, HAI 2017; Excellence Center of Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)Bielefeld; Germany; 17 October 2017 through 20 October 2017

89-96

Ämneskategorier

Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)

DOI

10.1145/3125739.3125774

ISBN

978-145035113-3