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Using gestures and voice commands to control the robot

Couple of months ago we decide to participate in Intel's perceptual computing challenge (http://perceptualchallenge.intel.com). The idea was to extend driver cockpit application to control Veterobot (http://veterobot.org) with gestures and voice recognition. We are using detected thumb position in 3D space. Position along horizontal axis is used as a steering signal and distance to the camera (depth) to control acceleration (forward and backward).

It was a fun exercise but some more tuning is still required to achieve smooth control experience. So it is work in progress.

Possible robot reactions

To other users,


               I was wondering, is it possible for the robot to react at voice commands?

And what actions could a robot do generally?

Another batch of questions are: It says that a robot has a personality. Does it? In what way can we witness it?

Could it's actions be based on their personality or does it only apply to artifical intelligence?


I hope I can get some advice. Thank you.