As part of my entry for the Leap Motion #3D Jam, I was excited to build this wireless gesture controlled Search/Rescue Robot based on the Raspberry Pi. This project demonstrates and provides a minimalistic example of how wireless 3D hand gestures can be used to control and interact with physical stuff.
Since this project uses the popular WebIOPi IoT framework on the Raspberry Pi, it can be very easily expanded to control and interface typically any Sensor/Hardware/Electronics that can be interfaced with the Raspberry Pi.
Some possible scenarios I envision fellow Makers may use this project as their base framework to build on:
1. Remote Gesture Operated Bomb Disposal Robot (using maybe an OWI Arm etc)
2. Remote Surgical Operation by a Doctor
3. Gesture controlled interactive Art Exhibits or Educational Content
4. Infinite other possibilities/integrations (I’m limited by my imagination 🙂 )
Project Functionality Overview and Demo
This project allows a user to interactively control a Robot using 3D hand gestures through a Leap Motion connected to a PC.