This project brings together the DIY Haptic Control Glove and the Robotic Hand that I made earlier. The cost of this entire project was less than 25 US$. For details on how they were built and how they work, just follow the link for each.
This video demostrates the complete project.
1. Calibration of the glove
2. Control of the fingers
3. Touching finger tips of little and index fingers to demonstrate
4. Performing a simple task
5. Detail of servo movements
To test the working of a robot hand like the one I built earlier, I needed a haptic control glove that would encode the flexing of my fingers into electrical signals. These signals would be interpreted by a microcontroller (like the ATMEGA328 on the Arduino platform) and cause the servo motors on the robot hand to mimic my finger movements inside the glove. Electronic puppetry.
Now that I have a working DIY flex sensor, the next step is to try and improve the degree of motion control I can implement. While my goal is to understand inverse kinematics a little better, I thought it best to experiment a little more with haptic control. Continue reading →