Oculus rift application for training drone pilots

Evan O'Keeffe, Abraham Campbell, David Swords, Debra F. Laefer, Eleni Mangina

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Abstract

The research described in this paper, focuses on a virtual reality headset system that integrates the Oculus Rift VR headset with a low cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to allow for drone teleoperation and telepresence using the Robot Operating System (ROS). We developed a system that allows the pilot to fly an AR Drone through natural head movements translated to a set of flight commands. The system is designed to be easy to use for the purposes of training drone pilots . The user simply has to move their head and these movements are translated to the quadrotor which then turns in that direction. Altitude control is implemented using a Wii Nunchuck joystick for altitude adjustment. The users use the Oculus Rift headset a 2D video stream from the AR Drone, which is then turned into a 3D image stream and presented to them on the headset.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTOOLS 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages77-80
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450363884
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2017
Event10th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTOOLS 2017 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Sep 11 2017Sep 13 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other10th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTOOLS 2017
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period9/11/179/13/17

Keywords

  • Human computer interaction
  • Robot Operating System
  • Robotics
  • Tele-operation
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    O'Keeffe, E., Campbell, A., Swords, D., Laefer, D. F., & Mangina, E. (2017). Oculus rift application for training drone pilots. In Proceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTOOLS 2017 (pp. 77-80). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173519.3173531