Zerone: Safety drone with blade-free propulsion

Wataru Yamada, Hiroyuki Manabe, Daizo Ikeda

研究成果: Conference contribution

5 被引用数 (Scopus)


We present ZeRONE, a new indoor drone that does not use rotating blades for propulsion. The proposed device is a helium blimp type drone that uses the wind generated by the ultrasonic vibration of piezo elements for propulsion. Compared to normal drones with rotating propellers, the drone is much safer because its only moving parts are the piezo elements whose surfaces vibrate at the order of micrometers. The drone can float for a few weeks and the ultrasonic propulsion system is quiet. We implement a prototype of the drone and evaluate its performance and unique characteristics in experiments. Moreover, application scenarios in which ZeRONE coexists with people are also discussed.

ホスト出版物のタイトルCHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
出版社Association for Computing Machinery
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 5 2
イベント2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
継続期間: 2019 5 42019 5 9


名前Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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