Design, Development and Control of Gesture Based Unmanned Vehicle

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Irfan Ahmed Halepoto, Ghulam Mustafa Shoro, Muhammad Arsalan Jalees Abro, Muhammad Ali Nizamani, Munwar Ali Bhand


The gesture-controlled robots and machines are limited in terms of their mobility thus making the operation difficult and less effective. This research work proposes better gesture controls for operation and moves towards a universal remote which can communicate with any given machinery and is easy to operate. In this work, a prototype for a military based vehicle is designed and operated through a universal gesture remote. Design incorporates a toy gun to depict the fire action of a military vehicle, a robotic arm to remove the obstacles in the path of the vehicle increasing its unmanned efficiency, and a camera to guide the operator remotely and help to mark the targets. The vehicle is operated through a system attached to a glove and as the operator makes gestures, the movements are read and sent to the vehicle. The communication pattern is completely secure which stops hackers from intercepting the signals and taking control of the vehicle. The developed project provides a manual but remote control to the operator. The additional functionalities of the remote reduces the complexity level of the project. Unlike many unmanned vehicles, this does not require highly trained operators and can be operated by people with little education or physical disabilities. As the vehicle is unmanned, this creates a vast range of usage. Environments which are harsh for human lives to survive can be controlled or monitored through this technology. The ease of use allows disabled veterans to continue their services even after losing their physical traits while serving their nations in a battlefield.

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