MimBot: Gesture-Imitating Robotic System

Participants: 

Brielle Graham
Bao Huynh
Randall Reyes

Advisor: 
Prof. Dana


This project will develop a system to interface between a human controller and a robot arm. The system will use an inexpensive webcam to record the motion of the controllers hand and will translate that motion into equivalent movement in the robot arm. This project will integrate motion tracking and reconstruction concepts of Robotics and Computer Vision and Electrical Circuits in order to create a motion- imitating system. The completion of this project will be an advance in gesture-based trackers, as the majority of such commercially available systems are constrained by the use of typically expensive gloves or specialized infrared cameras.