Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been shown to effectively support search and rescue (SAR) operations, usually through manual control of each UAV. Research has started to move towards multi-drone systems with increasing levels of autonomy to support faster and more challenging SAR operations. However, how such a system should be implemented into the SAR procedures remains an open challenge. We seek to thoroughly understand the issues that arise with drone usage in SAR and how semi-autonomous multi-drone systems can help alleviate those. We conducted a pilot study with emergency services SAR pilots and our multi-drone control prototype. Initial findings have given insights into useful features and potential pitfalls in designing a multi-drone system. The results inform our continued work toward more refined prototypes that will serve as a platform for search and rescue operations.
|Titel||Adjunct Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction|
|Status||Udgivet - 2022|
|Begivenhed||12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022 - Aarhus, Danmark|
Varighed: 8 okt. 2022 → 12 okt. 2022
|Konference||12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022|
|Periode||08/10/2022 → 12/10/2022|
|Sponsor||Aarhus University, DIREC, IT-vest, Stibofonden|