Enhancing social experiences with shared drones

Sven Mayer, Andrzej Romanowski, Piotr Ladoński, Pawel W. Woźniak, Julia Dominiak, Lars Lischke

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Over the last 10 years, drones have become smaller, more durable, affordable, and easier to fly. Their photo and videotaking capabilities have significantly improved. In fact, the proliferation of drones is already happening, with new no-fly zones being developed in more territories. Given current developments, we envision that everyone will be able to carry a pocket drone with them at all times, just like we do with smartphones today. Drones appeal to users as they offer, among other things, a unique view of landscapes, wildlife, the user, and other people. We conducted a survey in which we asked participants about their video and phototaking habits and how they could envision using a drone for these purposes. Based on our findings, we envision systems in which nearby drones are available for personal and shared usage. This allows having all the advantages of drones but leaves control over the airspace to regulators, thus enabling safely and respectfully flying over areas such as national parks or zoos. Moreover, we envision shared drones as a means of sparking new social interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationiHDI 2020 Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction co-located with the 2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020) Honolulu, HI, April 26, 2020
EditorsMehmet Aydin Baytaş, Markus Funk, Sara Ljungblad, Jérémie Garcia, Joseph La Delfa, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2020
Event2020 Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction, iHDI 2020 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 26 Apr 2020 → …

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Conference2020 Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction, iHDI 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period26/04/20 → …


  • Drone
  • Share
  • Social


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