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Human Gestures Control this Robot Arm

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[Ray Kampmeier] just finished writing some code to allow him to control his robotic arm using force-sensitive hand gestures! He calls it the Robo Marionette.

He’s using a MeArm 4 DOF robotic arm, a Sensel touch interface, an Arduino Uno, and a servo shield for the Arduino to control the MeArm. All the code you need is available on his GitHub, but unfortunately the Sensel touch interface isn’t actually available to the public yet.

Regardless, it’s a very cool proof of concept of what you can do with a gesture interface device like the Sensel. The MeArm ships without a controller and pairing it with a non-traditional control method (joystick, knobs, hardcoding, etc.) really takes the two devices to a new level they wouldn’t reach by themselves. See for yourself in the video below. MeArm is available in the Hackaday Store.

Other gesture controlled robots of note include using two Leap motion controllers to control some industrial robot arms — for robotic surgery! And of course there’s also advanced robotic arm control using a Kinect!

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3 DOF Open Source Robot Arm Is Just the Beginning

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[Dan Royer] of Marginally Clever had a dream. A dream to build an open-source 6 DOF robot that anyone can make! To do so, he’s been learning robotics for the past two years, and has just finished the first step — he’s designed and built an open source 3 DOF palletizing robot!

He’s based this little guy off of the commercial ABB 460 palletizing robot, which is a tried and true industrial robot. It features all laser cut parts, a few nuts and bolts, some stepper motors and an Arduino UNO for the brain. He’s released all of the design files on Thingiverse and the firmware on GitHub – yet another project we’d like to build if only we had a laser cutter!

And don’t worry, the Arduino UNO is only being used for this first prototype — he’s already started writing code for the RUMBA (Reprap Universal Mega Board with Allegro-driver) controller for revision 2.

Stick around to see it write its first greeting with a marker — Hello World!

It’s an exciting project and we can’t wait to see further development! Keep up the good work [Dan]!

Maybe we can teach it manually in the future too!


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