Electrical Engineering

, Volume 99, Issue 4, pp 1161–1168 | Cite as

Control of the mobile robot by hand movement measured by inertial sensors

  • Dušan Nemec
  • Aleš Janota
  • Michal Gregor
  • Marián HrubošEmail author
  • Rastislav Pirník
Original Paper


This paper discusses methods which allow control of a mobile wheeled robot by gestures issued by human operator using movement of his arm. The gestures are measured by low-cost inertial sensors mounted on the operator’s wrist and processed by algorithm proposed in this paper. Such approach allows user to control the mobile platform in outdoor environment without need for any static equipment (e.g., panel with joystick). Methods have been evaluated on E-puck mobile robot.


Remote control Inertial measurement unit Operator interface 



This work was supported by Slovak Research and Development Agency under the Project No. APVV-15-0441.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dušan Nemec
    • 1
  • Aleš Janota
    • 1
  • Michal Gregor
    • 1
  • Marián Hruboš
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rastislav Pirník
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Control and Information Systems, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovak Republic

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