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A Gesture Control System for Drones Used with Special Operations Forces

AutorMarius Montebaur, Mathias Wilhelm, Axel Heßler, Sahin Albayrak
QuelleCompanion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '20 Companion) 

Special Operations Forces (SOF) are facing extreme risks when prosecuting crimes in uncharted environments like buildings. Autonomous drones could potentially save officers' lives by assisting in those exploration tasks, but an intuitive and reliable way of communicating with autonomous systems is yet to be established. This paper proposes a set of gestures that are designed to be used by SOF during operation for interaction with autonomous systems.