Evaluating an Augmented Reality Interface for Drone Search Tasks

Published: 27 Feb 2024, Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024VAM-HRI 2024 OralEveryoneRevisionsBibTeXCC BY 4.0
Keywords: drones, uncrewed air vehicles, augmented reality, hololens
TL;DR: We developed an augmented reality interface for drone pilots and conducted a user study with licensed drone pilots
Abstract: Drone operations are an intriguing application for augmented reality interfaces. These operations involve controlling a six-degree-of-freedom drone to accomplish tasks while also maintaining situational awareness with respect to the surrounding environment. We have developed a prototype augmented reality interface for drone search-and-rescue operations. This interface runs on a Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset and displays drone telemetry, position, targets, and tasks. We then performed an evaluation of this interface using seven experienced drone pilots. This evaluation included user satisfaction and workload. We present an overview of our augmented reality interface and the results of our evaluation.
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