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Leap Motion Gesture Controller RobotShop recently received samples of the new Leap Motion gesture input device and see incredible potential for use with manipulating virtual objects as well as for control or physical robots. When you first see the Leap Motion device on its own, it’s almost impossible to know what it does. This little […]

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Leapmotion 3D Hand Gesture Control

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Discerning shapes and recognizing objects takes humans several years to learn and it is an essential skill to survive and interact with the world around us. Machines also need to learn this important skill and although some researchers have made progress in recognizing objects, shapes and faces, vision processing is still very complex and there is much more work to […]

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Kinect@Home

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In previous posts, we reported on the aggressive quad-rotors from the University of Pennsylvania which are capable of doing amazing things quite effortlessly. Achieving such impressive results required  a lot of hard work,  testing and trial-and-error. The video below focuses on the “error” part. Enjoy the bloopers! In order to finish on a more “productive” note, […]

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Since the Kinect was released, lots of robotic applications have been developed around it. One of them is the teleoperation of humanoid robots using skeletal tracking. The pioneer in humanoid robot control using the Kinect is Taylor Veltrop, who controlled his Veltrobot (based on the KHR family) using ROS and NITE. The video below illustrates […]

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