We propose PinpointFly, an egocentric interface that allows users to arbitrarily position and rotate a flying drone by position control interactions on a see-through mobile AR where the drone position and its direction are visually enhanced with a virtual cast-shadow (i.e., the drone’s orthogonal projection onto the floor). Users can position the final as well as optional intermediate drone positions and directions by manipulating the virtual cast-shadow on the touchscreen of a mobile AR.
- Linfeng Chen, Akiyuki Ebi, Kazuki Takashima, Kazuyuki Fujita, and Yoshifumi Kitamura. PinpointFly: An Egocentric Position-pointing Drone Interface using Mobile AR. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies (SA ’19). Pages 34-35. November 2019.
- Linfeng Chen, Kazuki Takashima, Kazuyuki Fujita, and Yoshifumi Kitamura. PinpointFly: An Egocentric Position-control Drone Interface using Mobile AR. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). Article 150, 1–13. May 2021.