The key to achieving success in drone flights in public space is a safe and reliable human-drone interaction. For this reason, SDU has established the Human-Drone Interaction testing lab (HDI-lab), which pioneered video-based experimental methods to observe the ways in which people interact with drones in different scenarios. For example, robots and humans need to coordinate their movement to avoid collisions in limited spaces, and bystanders need to be able to understand and trust drones flying in public. Both technical and ‘social’ components (user expectations, documentation and communication, rules and laws) need to be tested and improved together. This enables both efficient prototyping and effective regulation of advanced piloting, control and safety systems for semi-autonomous robots and drones.
Work package leader Niklas Woermann, associate professor, Department of Marketing and Management.
Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen, PhD student, Department of Language and Communication.
Want to know more about the project? Watch the video below and get a sense of the work that takes place in the HDI lab.