A research-driven platform at the forefront of exploring the dynamic interplay between haptic technology and drones.

Committed to conducting groundbreaking research and advancing the understanding of human-drone interaction in the field of critical infrastructure protection.




The research is conducted at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, and focuses on exploring the application of drones in critical infrastructure protection.

The research focuses on exploring the application of drones in critical infrastructure protection. By investigating their potential in areas such as surveillance, monitoring, and emergency response, the study aims to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of integrating drone technology into existing infrastructure protection strategies.

Through surveys, data analysis, and expert interviews, valuable insights are gathered from drone operators and professionals working in sectors closely related to critical infrastructure.

The research aims to identify challenges, opportunities, and best practices for successful drone integration, with the goal of enhancing security and resilience in vital infrastructure systems.


By participating in the survey, respondents will not only contribute to the research on the application of drones in critical infrastructure protection but also gain access to the final research results. The study aims to develop a new model designed for drone-human interaction, use, and acceptance in critical infrastructure scenarios.

Your valuable input will not only shape the findings of the research but also provide insights into the development of effective strategies for integrating drones into critical infrastructure protection.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw, with the chance to win exciting rewards.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to contribute and potentially win a prize by completing the survey!


Influence the Future

By sharing your insights and opinions, you can directly contribute to shaping the future of human-drone interaction.

Stay Informed

As a survey participant, you gain access to the latest developments and advancements in haptic technology and drone research.

Contribute to Research

Your participation is invaluable to researchers working towards enhancing critical infrastructure protection through human-drone interaction.

Shape Standards

The survey results will help understand and shape best practices in human-drone interaction.


How can I ensure the privacy and protection of my personal data?

We prioritize the privacy and protection of your personal data. We implement stringent measures to ensure that your information remains secure. All data collected during surveys or interactions is anonymized and treated with strict confidentiality. We adhere to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Personal Data Protection Act of the Republic of Slovenia (ZVOP-2) to safeguard your data. Additionally, any shared research findings or publications will present aggregated data, ensuring the anonymity of individual participants. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the privacy and protection of your personal data, please write to

How will the research findings be used and disseminated?

The research findings from the study will be used to further our understanding of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in critical infrastructure protection and contribute to academic knowledge in the field. The results will be incorporated into a dissertation and may be published in international and national journals. Additionally, we may present the findings at conferences to share insights with industry professionals and researchers. It’s important to note that all data used for dissemination will be presented in an aggregated and anonymous form, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of individual participants. If you have any specific concerns or questions about the use and dissemination of research findings, please feel free to write at

Is my participation in the research study voluntary, and can I withdraw at any time?

Yes, your participation in the research study is entirely voluntary. We highly value your autonomy and respect your decision to participate or withdraw at any point during the study. If you choose to participate, you are under no obligation to continue or complete the questionnaire. Your decision to withdraw will not have any negative consequences, and it will not impact any existing relationships or services. We want to ensure that you feel comfortable and have the freedom to decide your level of involvement. If you have any further questions or concerns about your participation, please feel free to at

What are the key research questions that will be addressed by this study?

This research study aims to answer several key questions related to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in critical infrastructure protection. These questions include:

  1. What factors contribute to the successful implementation and acceptance of UAVs in critical infrastructure protection?
  2. How does the unsuccessful implementation of UAVs in critical infrastructure protection further impact risk?
  3. What are the key factors, as defined by the UTAUT (Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology) model, that influence UAV acceptance and use in critical infrastructure protection?
  4. Are there any additional factors, not covered by the UTAUT model, that influence UAV acceptance and use in critical infrastructure protection?
  5. Which specific infrastructure sectors are particularly suitable for the use of UAVs in protection, and what are the underlying reasons for their suitability?

Who is the researcher conducting the study?

Anja Kolak holds a Master’s degree in Defense Studies and currently works as a researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. She is a doctoral candidate focusing on the social factors of acceptance and usage of unmanned systems in different contexts. As a member of the Center for Methodology and Informatics, she is actively involved in several research projects. Additionally, as a member of the Centre for Social Studies of Science, she has a keen interest in the social studies of science and technology, as well as theories and models related to technology acceptance. Anja also brings valuable research experience in the fields of modern weapon systems, information technology, and cyber security.

Why was the name "HapticSynergy" chosen for the website and how it relates with the research focus?

The name “HapticSynergy” was chosen to reflect the core focus and mission of the website and research .

“Haptic” refers to the sense of touch and tactile feedback, which is a key element in human-drone interaction. By incorporating haptic technology, the aim is to enhance the intuitive and immersive connection between users and drones.

The term “Synergy” emphasizes the collaborative and integrated approach that HapticSynergy takes. It signifies the harmonious interaction and combined strength that arises from the integration of haptic feedback and drone technology. It also symbolizes the collaboration between researchers, industry experts, and users to drive innovation and advancements in the field of human-drone interaction for critical infrastructure protection.

Overall, the name “HapticSynergy” encapsulates the core principles of the website and research, highlighting the importance of touch-based interaction, collaboration, and the potential for greater synergy between humans and drones in critical infrastructure protection.