Aerial Virtual Reality: remote tourism with drones

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This paper proposes a portable system for group-based exploration of remote landscapes in real-time. The system incorporates a drone for video capturing, a Raspberry Pi for wireless communication, an Android server for streaming and control, and one or more Android clients for rendering the footage in mobile virtual reality headsets. The system has been evaluated from a technical perspective to investigate and optimise resource utilisation, as well as from a user perspective with participants to investigate usability. The findings demonstrate the feasibility of group-based, virtual tours of remote landscapes in real-time using affordable components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Immersive Education
Subtitle of host publicationE-iED 2017, Proceedings
PublisherImmersive Education Initiative
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017
EventImmersive Italy 2017 | 7th European Immersive Education Summit - Lucca, Italy, Lucca, Italy
Duration: 16 Nov 201719 Nov 2017
Conference number: 7


ConferenceImmersive Italy 2017 | 7th European Immersive Education Summit
Abbreviated titleEiED
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