Telexistence drone: Design of a flight telexistence system for immersive aerial sports experience

Hirohiko Hayakawa, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Mhd Yamen Saraiji, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper, a new sports genre, "Aerial Sports" is introduced where the humans and robots collaborate to enjoy space as a whole new field. By integrating a flight unit with the user's voluntary motion, everyone can enjoy the crossing physical limitations such as height and physique. The user can dive into the drone by wearing a HMD and experience the provided binocular stereoscopic visuals and sensation of flight using his limbs effectively. In this paper, the requirements and design steps for a Synchronization of visual information and physical motion in a flight system is explained mainly for aerial sports experience. The requirements explained in this paper can be also adapted to the purpose such as search and rescue or entertainment purposes where the coupled body motion has advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450333498
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 9
Event6th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2015 Mar 92015 Mar 11


Other6th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2015


  • Aerial sports
  • Augmented sports
  • Drone telexistence
  • Flight experience
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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