Walky: Operating Method for a Bipedal Walking Robot through Personalized Gestures Expression of Fingers
Yuta Sugiura, Gota Kakehi, Anusha Withana, Charith Fernando, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami, and Takeo Igarashi
We propose a novel operating method for a bipedal walking robot through personalized gesture expressions of fingers. Bipedal walking robot mimics the human walking for certain extend and fingers can be used as analogy to human legs. Moreover, fingers not only have visual resemblance but also can mimic actions of legs such as walking, running, kicking or turning, very easily. We are capturing these finger gestures as the controlling method for a bipedal walking robot. We believe that it provides a very intuitive controlling interface since user does not have to go through a complex learning cycle to understand the instructions. Finger actions are captured in both functionality and speed and transferred to the robot.
Yuta Sugiura, Gota Kakehi, Anusha Withana, Charith Fernando, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami, and Takeo Igarashi,
Walky: An Operating Method for a Bipedal Walking Robot for Entertainment, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Emerging Technologies, pp79-79, Yokohama, December 2009. Best Interactive Prize
- Interactive Tokyo 2010 (i-Tokyo 2010), Miraikan, Tokyo, August 24-25, 2010.
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