Birdie is an exploration of a novel sensory experience as a first step towards a true flying experience. With the use of a tele-existence concept an augmented human controls an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remotely. At the same time he or she receives multi sensory feedback like vision and sound from the UAV.


  • Benjamin Petry, Santiago Ortega-Avila, Suranga Nanayakkara and Shaohui Foong. "Birdie: Towards a true flying experience". In “Workshop on Assistive Augmentation”, Extended Abstracts of the 32nd Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI14). Toronto, Canada. [PDF]