Control and Guidance of Low-Cost Robots via Gesture Perception for Monitoring Activities in the Home

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Title: Control and Guidance of Low-Cost Robots via Gesture Perception for Monitoring Activities in the Home
Authors: Sempere, Angel D. | Serna-Leon, Arturo | Gil, Pablo | Puente Méndez, Santiago T. | Torres, Fernando
Research Group/s: Automática, Robótica y Visión Artificial
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Física, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal
Keywords: Robot systems | Human-robot interaction | 3D gesture perception | 3D descriptors
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2015
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Sempere AD, Serna-Leon A, Gil P, Puente S, Torres F. Control and Guidance of Low-Cost Robots via Gesture Perception for Monitoring Activities in the Home. Sensors. 2015; 15(12):31268-31292. doi:10.3390/s151229853
Abstract: This paper describes the development of a low-cost mini-robot that is controlled by visual gestures. The prototype allows a person with disabilities to perform visual inspections indoors and in domestic spaces. Such a device could be used as the operator's eyes obviating the need for him to move about. The robot is equipped with a motorised webcam that is also controlled by visual gestures. This camera is used to monitor tasks in the home using the mini-robot while the operator remains quiet and motionless. The prototype was evaluated through several experiments testing the ability to use the mini-robot’s kinematics and communication systems to make it follow certain paths. The mini-robot can be programmed with specific orders and can be tele-operated by means of 3D hand gestures to enable the operator to perform movements and monitor tasks from a distance.
Sponsor: The research that yielded these results has received funding from the projects DPI2012-32390 and PROMETEO/2013/085.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/52243
ISSN: 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s151229853
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s151229853
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