X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Robots Controlled by Gestures

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Most robots are controlled using a joystick or other traditional input device, but this new system allows operators to issue commands to robots using simple hand and body gestures.

Gesture Controlled Robotics

Developed by engineer Tsuyoshi Horo at Tokyo University, the system uses a circular array of cameras to detect human movements in the room, then convey them to a robot as directional commands.

The system produces a real time 3-dimension volumetric model of people or objects inside the circle of cameras, allowing for precise tracking of movements. Be sure to check out this cool video clip showing what the cameras “see” once run through Horo’s software:

Controlling robots is just one possible application for the gesture recognition software. Horo has also implemented several computer user interface prototypes using the same basic system. You can find more information on Horo’s research website (translated from Japanese) and more videos over on his YouTube page.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Primitive Technology: Wood Ash Cement

Primitive Technology: Wood Ash Cement

Halo A Capella

Halo A Capella

Heimplanet Backdoor Tent

Heimplanet Backdoor Tent

Advertisement
Should I Invest in AAPL, AMZN, or ACP (Air-cooled Porsche)?

Should I Invest in AAPL, AMZN, or ACP (Air-cooled Porsche)?

Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!

Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Welcome to the Mountaintop

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Welcome to the Mountaintop