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Twinkle: A Flying Lighting Companion for Urban Safety

EasyChair Preprint no. 1068

5 pagesDate: May 30, 2019


Today’s urban lighting system still lacks coverage for many walk-ways, inducing feelings of insecurity and promoting crime. Ubiquitous surveillance is an intrusion on privacy and does not take real-time action. The cold, lifeless light shines in the dark, trapping people in the solitude of silence. These absences motivated us to create Twinkle—a luminous transformative creature which inhabits on light posts. They are curious, aerial animals attracted by human activity. During the day, they rest on urban light posts, expanding their solar panels for charging. At night, they react to pedestrians on the street based on various distinct personalities. Twinkle is an indirect solution to urban security without the need for surveillance. We envision a future where technology goes beyond its form and becomes a companion to us.

Keyphrases: Affective Computing, Autonomous Aircraft, interactive, play, UAV, urban lighting

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Honghao Deng and Jiabao Li and Allen Sayegh},
  title = {Twinkle: A Flying Lighting Companion for Urban Safety},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1068},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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