Improving unmanned aerial vehicle pilot training and operation for flying in cluttered environments

@article{Hing2009ImprovingUA,
  title={Improving unmanned aerial vehicle pilot training and operation for flying in cluttered environments},
  author={James T. Hing and Keith W. Sevcik and Paul Y. Oh},
  journal={2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
  year={2009},
  pages={5641-5646}
}
  • J. HingK. W. SevcikP. Oh
  • Published 10 October 2009
  • Computer Science, Environmental Science
  • 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Future applications will bring unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to new environments such as urban areas, causing a change in the way that UAVs are currently operated. However, UAV accidents still occur at a much higher rate than the accident rate for commercial airliners. Therefore, there is a need to better train UAV pilots and augment their performance to minimize accidents. In this paper, the authors present two methods for generating a chase view point (similar to the view of being towed… 

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