Monday, 17 August 2015

Gesture Controlled Robotic ARM using Microsoft Kinect and MATLAB

Kinect sensor is one of the amazing product from Microsoft. It enabled me to implement my gesture controlled tasks very easily. I have built a 3 DOF robotic arm, which is to be controlled by human hand gestures. I have done this by obtaining my  wrist coordinates from the skeletal structure acquired from the kinect sensor in MATLAB by calling functions of Kinect SDK in MATLAB. Once tracking of my arm coordinates has been done, the coordinate system of the robotic arm can be calibrated to the X and Y axis of the wrist coordinates. The control signal from the MATLAB is sent to the servo motors of the Robotic ARM through the Aduino-MATLAB interface.

The demonstration of the gesture controlled robotic arm using Kinect can be seen below,

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