Falconer is a drone companion allowing the user to enhance its abilities. Tethering the quadcopter to a larger off-board battery enables longer flight time.
The drone can be powered by either a static power source or a wearable battery.
Falconer can also be used as a telepresence tool where a remote user can interact at eye-level with other individuals.
- Romain Nith and Jun Rekimoto, “Falconer: A Tethered Aerial Companion for Enhancing Personal Space,” 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Osaka, Japan, 2019, pp. 1550-1553. doi: 10.1109/VR.2019.8798367 (IEEE Link)
- Romain Nith and Jun Rekimoto. Falconer: A Tethered Aerial Companion for Enhancing Personal Space. 1st International Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction, Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile [ENAC], May 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom. ffhal-02128397f (HAL Link)