A posture based control interface for quadrotor aerial video system using head-mounted display

Jaeseung Kim, Jong Min Jeong, Han Sol Kim, Nam Eung Hwang, Yoon Ho Choi, Jin Bae Park

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In this paper, we develop an interface for aerial photograph platform which consists of a quadrotor and a gimbal using the human body and the head posture. As quadrotors have been widely adopted in many industries such as aerial photography, remote surveillance, and maintenance of infrastructures, the demand of aerial video and photograph has been increasing remarkably. Stick type remote controllers are widely used to control a quadrotor, but this method is not an intuitive way of controlling the aerial vehicle and the camera simultaneously. Therefore, a new interface which controls the serial photograph platform is presented. The presented interface uses the human head movement measured by head-mounted display as a reference for controlling the camera angle, and the human body posture measured from Kinect for controlling the attitude of the quadrotor. As the image captured by the camera is displayed on the head-mounted display simultaneously, the user can feel flying experience and intuitively control the quadrotor and the camera. Finally, the performance of the developed system shown to verify the effectiveness and superiority of the presented interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1056-1063
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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