The naughty drone: A qualitative research on drone as companion device

Hyun Young Kim, Bomyeong Kim, Jinwoo Kim

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Abstract

Robots and unmanned vehicles are expected to play key role in economic recovery, as well as in Big Data based on IoT. However, unlike the common expectation, general thoughts on drones are not much positive, due to the problems such as psychological resistance. We thought companion technology can solve this gap and through a series of interviews and analysis, we tried to answer the following question: what characteristics drones as artificial companion should have? We found that people wanted to perceive both utilitarian and hedonic value from the drone and people also provide various roles to the drone depending on the situation. In addition, we found that most people wanted the drone which has characteristics of tolerable predictability, limited controllability, adorability, necessity for others' care and consistent autonomy. We succeeded in comprising these traits into a unique personality as "naughty." and therefore recommend considering these findings when designing drone as a companion in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM IMCOM 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341424
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 4
Event10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2016 - Danang, Viet Nam
Duration: 2016 Jan 42016 Jan 6

Publication series

NameACM IMCOM 2016: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication

Other

Other10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2016
CountryViet Nam
CityDanang
Period16/1/416/1/6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Kim, H. Y., Kim, B., & Kim, J. (2016). The naughty drone: A qualitative research on drone as companion device. In ACM IMCOM 2016: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication [a91] (ACM IMCOM 2016: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2857546.2857639