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. [pdf][video]
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