2012 Demo Events on Intercontinental Shared Control of Multiple UAVs

In 2012 I co-organized two demo events on Intercontinental Shared Control of Multiple UAVs.

Brief Demo Description:

Human volunteers from Korea have been enabled with a 3DOF haptic device in order to bilaterally interact with a group of UAVs flying at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany. Communication is realized through an ordinary internet connection, subject to big delay, jittering, and packet loss.

Scientific/Technical Description

For a detailed scientific and technical description please refer to [1] and references therein.

Scientific Staff

M. Riedel, A. Franchi 

Scientific Collaborators

P. Robuffo Giordano, H. Il Son

Technical Collaborators

T. Nestmeyer, A. Hong,
J. Vernooij, F. Drop (SMC)

Additional Credits

H.H. Bülthoff (MPI Director);
J. Ryu (IAS-12 session organizer),
D. Abbink, T. Carlson, and M. Mulder (SMC workshop organizers) 


IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics 2012, Seoul, Korea

Intercontinental Connection to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany


  1. M. Riedel, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., Robuffo Giordano, P., and Son, H. I., Experiments on Intercontinental Haptic Control of Multiple UAVs, in 12th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Jeju Island, Korea, 2012, pp. 227-238.