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New generation of human machine interfaces for controlling UAV through depth based gesture recognition
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
New forms of natural interactions between human operators and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) are demanded by the military industry to achieve a better balance of the UAV control and the burden of the human operator. In this work, a human machine interface (HMI) based on a novel gesture recognition system using depth imagery is proposed for the control of UAVs. Hand gesture recognition based on depth imagery is a promising approach for HMIs because it is more intuitive, natural, and non-intrusive than other alternatives using complex controllers. The proposed system is based on a Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier that uses spatio-temporal depth descriptors as input features. The designed descriptor is based on a variation of the Local Binary Pattern (LBP) technique to efficiently work with depth video sequences. Other major consideration is the especial hand sign language used for the UAV control. A tradeoff between the use of natural hand signs and the minimization of the inter-sign interference has been established. Promising results have been achieved in a depth based database of hand gestures especially developed for the validation of the proposed system.
International
Si
Congress
SPIE Int. Conf. Unmanned Systems Technology XVI
960
Place
Baltimore (MA), USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0277-786X
10.1117/12.2053244
Start Date
05/05/2014
End Date
09/05/2014
From page
1
To page
11
SPIE Int. Conf. Unmanned Systems Technology XVI
Participants
  • Autor: Tomas Mantecon Del Valle (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Roberto del Blanco Adan (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Jaureguizar Nuñez (UPM)
  • Autor: Narciso Garcia Santos (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (GTI)
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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