Gesture-Based User Interface Design for UAV Controls

  • Jeonghoon Kwak
  • Yunsick SungEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 474)


Recently, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used to prevent or cope with disasters such as fire. When a disaster occurs, the photographs of the disaster site can be captured with an UAV to identify the disaster site. However, in order for UAVs to perform such roles as delivery of relief goods to the disaster site as well as taking photographs of the site simultaneously, multi-functional control methods are required. This paper proposes a method of controlling multiple functions provided by the UAV according to the user’s gestures through a gesture-based user interface. In the experiment, the control signals of UAV were generated by recognizing the user’s gestures using the HTC VIVE, which is one of haptic devices.


Unmanned aerial vehicle Human-robot interface Haptic device HTC VIVE 



This research was supported by the Dongil Culture and Scholarship Foundation of 2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Multimedia EngineeringDongguk UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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