Gesture Control System for Industry 4.0 Human-Robot Interaction – A Usability Test

  • Luis Roda-SanchezEmail author
  • Teresa Olivares
  • Arturo S. García
  • Celia Garrido-Hidalgo
  • Antonio Fernández-Caballero
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1006)


The Industry 4.0 paradigm pursues improvements in production rate, flexibility, efficiency, quality, among others, through the use of technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), ambient intelligence and collaborative robots. Robots developing precision tasks, works in hazardous environments or movements of heavy parts, autonomously or in cooperation with workers, offer great advantages. Although collaboration provides great benefits, these technologies should be appropriate for all kind of workers, independently of their technical skills. If this problem is not addressed properly, irruption of robots could lead to social instability and/or rejection of useful advances. In this work, a gesture control system based on wearables oriented to Industry 4.0 robots is tested with real users to validate a novel gesture control system as an intuitive tool.


IoT Industry 4.0 Gesture control Human-robot interaction Ambient intelligence 



This work was partially supported by Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)/European Regional Development Fund (FEDER, UE) under DPI2016-80894-R grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Roda-Sanchez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Teresa Olivares
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arturo S. García
    • 1
    • 2
  • Celia Garrido-Hidalgo
    • 1
  • Antonio Fernández-Caballero
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigación en Informática de AlbaceteUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Sistemas InformáticosUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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