New generation of human machine interfaces for controlling UAV through depth based gesture recognition

Mantecón del Valle, Tomás and Blanco Adán, Carlos Roberto del and Jaureguizar Núñez, Fernando and García Santos, Narciso (2014). New generation of human machine interfaces for controlling UAV through depth based gesture recognition. In: "SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference 2014", 05-09 May 2014, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ISBN 9781628410211.

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Title: New generation of human machine interfaces for controlling UAV through depth based gesture recognition
Author/s:
  • Mantecón del Valle, Tomás
  • Blanco Adán, Carlos Roberto del
  • Jaureguizar Núñez, Fernando
  • García Santos, Narciso
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Speech)
Event Title: SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference 2014
Event Dates: 05-09 May 2014
Event Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Title of Book: Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference
Date: May 2014
ISBN: 9781628410211
Volume: 9084
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 26271
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26271/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26271
Deposited by: Tomás Mantecón del Valle
Deposited on: 21 May 2014 07:13
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:40
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