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Development of Gesture Controlled Robot Using 3-Axis Accelerometer

Soubagya Nayak, Jalumuru Nalini, Deepak B.B.V.L.


The diffusion of unstoppable juggernaut of computational innovations and artificial intelligence into our lives makes human-computer interaction (HCI) as the most emphasizing field for the current researchers and scientists. But the orthodox usage of mouse and keyboards for HCI makes our life tedious and stereotyped. After all to prosper the quality of life of elderly and physically challenged people, the improvisation of gesture control technology is a burning urgency. Thus with a sublime goal to create a modernized environment for HCI exterminating all the undesired-age old-orthodox communicating peripherals like keyboard, mouse, etc.; our paper steps forward. It portrays how to control a robot using hand gesture control technique with a 3-axis accelerometer sensor. The working of the sensor is based on the concept of acceleration due to gravity at different positions with its varied orientations. It is placed between any two fingers of the hand. The output of the accelerometer sensor is directly fed to the microcontroller and depending on the hand movement, the robot is controlled. The robot uses differential drive for movement and gets power from motor driver board attached to the chassis. The hand gestured device and the robot is connected through wireless RF (radiofrequency) communication using zigbee module.

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Soubagya Nayak, Jalumuru Nalini, Deepak BBVL. Development of Gesture Controlled Robot Using 3-Axis Accelerometer. Journal of Control & Instrumentation. 2016; 7(1): 23–34p.


Human-computer interaction (HCI), hand gesture control, differential robot and kinematic model

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