Gesture Control Robotic Arm Using Flex Sensor
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 171-176
Received: Mar. 7, 2017; Accepted: May 24, 2017; Published: Jul. 12, 2017
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Waseem Afzal, Department of Electrical Engineering, Comsat Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Shamas Iqbal, Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Zanib Tahira, Department of Electrical Engineering, Comsat Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Mehtab Ejaz Qureshi, Department of Electrical Engineering, Comsat Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
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Abstract
The design and implementation of a gesture control robotic arm using flex sensor is proposed. The robotic arm is designed in such a way that it consists of four movable fingers, each with three linkages, an opposing thumb, a rotating wrist and an elbow. The robotic arm is made to imitate the human hand movements using a hand glove. The hand glove consists 5 flex sensor for controlling the finger movements and an Accelerometer for the wrist and elbow movements. The actuators used for the robotic arm are servo motors. The finger movements are controlled using cables that act like the tendons of human arm. The robotic arm is controlled from a distant location using a wireless module. A prototype of the robotic arm was constructed and tested for various hand movements.
Keywords
Robotic Arm, Flex Sensor, Wireless Module, Accelerometer
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Waseem Afzal, Shamas Iqbal, Zanib Tahira, Mehtab Ejaz Qureshi, Gesture Control Robotic Arm Using Flex Sensor, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017, pp. 171-176. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20170604.12
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