Service Robot Arm Controlled Just by Sight
Robot arm controlled by Eye Based Human-Computer Interaction: EBHCI is proposed. The proposed system allows disabled person to select desirable food from the meal tray by their eyes only as an example. Robot arm which is used for retrieving the desirable food is controlled by human eye. At the tip of the robot arm, tiny camera is equipped. Disabled person wears a glass of which a single Head Mount Display: HMD and tiny camera is mounted so that disabled person can look at the desired food and retrieve it by looking at the food displayed onto HMD. This is just an example. There are a plenty of available services as a magic arm. Experimental results show that disabled person can retrieve the desired food successfully. It also is confirmed that robot arm control by EBHCI is much faster than that by hands.
KeywordsRobot arm control Computer input just by sight
The author would like to thank Dr. Ronny Mardiyanto of ITS, Indonesia for his great effort to conduct the experiments. Also, I went to a doctoral course graduate student in the Department of Intelligence and Information Systems Department of the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, and the Japanese who I became subjects as Kenro Yajima, the first half term doctoral course cooperated with the experiment. I express my deep appreciation.
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