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Design of a Gesture Controlled Mobile Robotic Arm

Mohammad Khalil Ababneh(1*), Hani Sha'ban(2), Ammar AlShater(3), Bayan AbuHamdan(4), Mohammad AlKafaween(5), Saif AlMansour(6)

(1) Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan
(2) Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan
(3) Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan
(4) Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan
(5) Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan
(6) Department of Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan
(*) Corresponding author


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15866/ireaco.v11i1.13996

Abstract


This paper presents a new and an effective sensing and actuating approach to control a mobile robotic arm using gestures and body postures. This makes human-machine interaction and sensing more receptive and intuitive for the user. Programming robots to perform human-like tasks can be hard and time consuming. However, controlling a robot by gestures and body postures is a simple method that offers a simpler and direct approach to perform these human-like tasks. Therefore, the overall goal of this paper is to design and implement a mobile robotic arm that is commanded by human gestures, which are captured by a skeletal motion sensing device and processed through a digital controller to manage the movement of the mobile robotic arm. A complete system with integrated hardware and software subsystems were designed, constructed, and tested.
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Keywords


Mobile Robotic Arm; Human Gestures; Digital Controller; Skeletal Motion Sensor

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