Challenges Arising in a Multi-Drone System for Search and Rescue

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Number of pages5
Publication date2022
Pages1-5
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 8 Oct 202212 Oct 2022

Conference

Conference12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period08/10/202212/10/2022
SponsorAarhus University, DIREC, IT-vest, Stibofonden

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