A fast algorithm for vision-based hand gesture recognition for robot control

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Malima, Asanterabi Kighoma and Özgür, Erol and Çetin, Müjdat (2006) A fast algorithm for vision-based hand gesture recognition for robot control. In: IEEE 14th Signal Processing and Communications Applications, Antalya

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SIU.2006.1659822


We propose a fast algorithm for automatically recognizing a limited set of gestures from hand images for a robot control application. Hand gesture recognition is a challenging problem in its general form. We consider a fixed set of manual commands and a reasonably structured environment, and develop a simple, yet effective, procedure for gesture recognition. Our approach contains steps for segmenting the hand region, locating the fingers, and finally classifying the gesture. The algorithm is invariant to translation, rotation, and scale of the hand. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the technique on real imagery.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
ID Code:1225
Deposited By:Müjdat Çetin
Deposited On:19 Dec 2006 02:00
Last Modified:22 May 2019 11:56

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