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Societal Acceptance of Urban Drones: A Scoping Literature Review

Das Paper «Societal Acceptance of Urban Drones: A Scoping Literature Review» von Dr. Ning Wang, Nico Mutzner und Prof. Dr. Karl Blanchet wurde in der aktuellen Ausgabe des Journals «Technogloy in Society» veröffentlicht.

Abstract des Papers:

The use of drones (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in urban areas has emerged rapidly in the last decade, and continues to expand at an accelerating pace. Alongside the emergent uses of high-impact technology in both public and private sectors, political debates about the potential risks and challenges have arisen, encompassing diverse perspectives and attitudes about the ethical, legal, social, and regulatory implications of introducing and integrating new technology in society. This scoping review offers an assessment of the societal acceptance factors of urban drones discussed in the current academic literature. We used a hybrid approach including quantitative landscape mapping and qualitative content analysis of the selected articles to inductively develop a typology of acceptance factors associated with urban use of drones. This review illuminates areas that have been the focus of attention within the current body of knowledge (e.g., visual and noise pollution of drones), sketches the evo- lution of the relevant discussions over time (e.g., a focus on the safety of the drone technology toward safety of the cargo it carries and security of the data it collects), and points to areas that have received less considerations (e.g., media appropriation and social group influence). It can, thus, help situate the topic of societal acceptance of urban drones in specific contexts, and orient future research on promoting value sensitive innovation in society more broadly.

Das Journal «Technology in Society» widmet sich dem globalen Diskurs an der Schnittstelle zwischen technologischem Wandel und der sozialen, wirtschaftlichen, geschäftlichen und philosophischen Umgestaltung der Welt um uns herum. Die wissenschaftliche Arbeit in dieser internationalen Zeitschrift konzentriert sich auf die sozialen Kräfte, die technologische Entscheidungen prägen, und auf die Wahlmöglichkeiten, die der Gesellschaft in Bezug auf die Nutzung von Technologie offenstehen.

Der vollständige Artikel kann hier gelesen werden: «Societal Acceptance of Urban Drones: A Scoping Literature Review»

Dieser Beitrag erschien am 12. Oktober 2023 auf DSI News.