Small Drones Have Minimal Effect on People

Brittany A. Duncan

Doctoral Candidate Brittany A. Duncan recently had an article published about her robotics research in the June 2014 issue of the Smithsonian online. Richard Conniff, a long-time Smithsonian contributor, authored “Why Are People So Comfortable With Small Drones?” in which he cites the AirRobot quadcopter-style robot* used to represent fairies in the Texas A&M University student production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as proof that people find small flying robots nonthreatening.

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