Exploring Intended Functions of Indoor Flying Robots Interacting With Humans in Proximity
Paper i proceeding, 2024

What will people experience when drones become common in home environments? How will their functions and distances impact human experiences? To explore the potential usage of indoor drones, we conducted a mixed-methods study (N=60) on the reported perceptions of a small flying robot. We employed a factorial experimental design, involving four intended drone functions (camera, education, pet, unknown) at two distances (near, far). Our findings suggest that intended functions significantly influence participants’ perceptions. Among the functions examined, participants found the camera useful but annoying, and the pet useless but pleasant. The education emerged as the most favored function, while the unknown function was the least preferred one. Based on these findings, we discuss implications for designing positive interactions between humans and indoor drones, considering aspects such as context, transparency, privacy, technical factors, and personalization.


Ziming Wang

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign och Software Engineering

Université du Luxembourg

Yiqian Wu


Shiwei Yang

Göteborgs universitet

Xiaowei Chen

Université du Luxembourg

Björn Rohles

Université du Luxembourg

Morten Fjeld

Universitetet i Bergen

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign och Software Engineering

CHI '24: Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

[9798400703300] (ISBN)

CHI '24: CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Honolulu, HI, USA,

The Rise of Social Drones: A Constructive Research Agenda

Marianne och Marcus Wallenberg Stiftelse (M&MWallenbergsStiftelse), 2020-01-01 -- 2023-12-31.


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik



Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)

Robotteknik och automation





Mer information

Senast uppdaterat