MimBot: Gesture-Imitating Robotic System

MimBot: Gesture-Imitating Robotic System
ECE Capstone Design Project, Spring’12
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.