A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

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Wii-Gesture Control for Robots

Here is a guy called roschler demonstrating how to (learn to) control an i-Sobot, the world’s smallest humanoid robot, with Wii-gestures instead of using a complicated remote control. Because the robot’s routines are mostly gestures you can create commands for them through imitation or iconicity. Probably, actions will often have to be simplified, since I do not expect people will want to make an actual somersault to tell the robot to do that. Also, for certain actions or scripts I imagine that the gestures will become arbitrary and not really intuitive, but probably still easier to use than the alternative RC.

Robot control, another good niche for gesture recognition?

i-SOBOT by ThinkGeek: World’s Smallest Fully Articulated Humanoid Robot
Buy an i-SOBOT at Amazon for about $250
Watch a fight: i-SOBOT vs. Godzilla
More about Robodance, a.k.a. Robosapiens Dance Machine, which can also be used to control WowWee Robots.

2 Responses to “Wii-Gesture Control for Robots”

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    Milford Go-Robo | A Nice Gesture:

    [...] used Go-Robo software appears to be quite similar to the Robodance [...]

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    Platypus Farm | Shift in Computer Interaction?:

    [...] additional reading: Apple patent attack: the multi-touch gesture dictionary Interface Controlled by Hand Gestures Wii-Gesture Control for Robots Share and [...]

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