Though various methods for controlling the robot have evolved over the last few years, an easy solution for this problem can be obtained by using human gestures as a mode of control for the robot. Gestures are the most significant means of interaction among humans, therefore the most intuitive solution for problem of controlling the robot lies in imitation, where the user adopts the role of a master and his/her actions are replicated by the robot, slave. Our mobile robot (slave) has two arms that can mimic the actions of human (master). The navigation is controlled using a joystick and the arm is controlled by the human actions.
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