Research Study Opportunity: Online Distributed Interactive Drone Design Study

Posted April 21, 2020

Would you like to make some money while sitting at home?  Engineering students are invited to participate in an online study examining use of computer software through the design of drones and their operation.  This 1.5 hour study is engaging and fun, and you will earn a $20 Amazon gift card for participating!  Here is how you sign up (and if slots are filled check back again soon because more will open up once these fill):

The name of the study is “Online Distributed Interactive Drone Design Study”. You can access the study here.

Study Information

Description: In this online study, participants will participate in the design of one or more drones to meet certain requirements. Participants will use computer design software augmented with various assistive tools to enable and augment the design process. Designs may consider drone configuration, business and/or operations. 

Preparation & Compensation: Participants need to login study website ( on time. Login information will be sent to each participant before the study via email. Each participant will get a $20 gift card for this 90 minute study.

Eligibility Requirements: Participants must be a current undergraduate or graduate student in Engineering or Computer Science.  Prior knowledge of drone design is NOT required.

For any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact the study’s principal investigators:

  • Dr. Jonathan Cagan, Carnegie Mellon University;
  • Dr. Chris McComb, Penn. State University;