Collision avoidance interface for safe piloting of unmanned vehicles using a mobile device


Conference Paper

Autonomous robots and vehicles can perform tasks that are unsafe or undesirable for humans to do themselves, such as investigate safety in nuclear reactors or assess structural damage to a building or bridge after an earthquake. In addition, improvements in autonomous modes of such vehicles are making it easier for minimally-trained individuals to operate the vehicles. As the autonomous capabilities advance, the user's role shifts from a direct teleoperator to a supervisory control role. Since the human operator is often better suited to make decisions in uncertain situations, it is important for the human operator to have awareness of the environment in which the vehicle is operating in order to prevent collisions and damage to the vehicle as well as the structures and people in the vicinity. In this paper, we present the Collision and Obstacle Detection and Alerting (CODA) display, a novel interface to enable safe piloting of a Micro Aerial Vehicle with a mobile device in real-world settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Solovey, ET; Jackson, K; Cummings, ML

Published Date

  • November 19, 2012

Published In

  • Adjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual Acm Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Uist'12

Start / End Page

  • 77 - 78

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781450315821

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/2380296.2380330

Citation Source

  • Scopus