I'm a 21 YO and have made Gesture controlled robot . Ask Me Anything!

RAHUL SHAHI
Jul 9, 2017

Hi! It’s Rahul from India. I'm a 21-year-old final year Bachelors student majoring in Electronics. I have made a gesture controllled robot which is capable of following hand gestures. The bot will act upon instructions given though hand gestures. Ask Me Anything!


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Which is the best online resource to get information on robotics?

Jul 9, 12:43PM EDT0

Hello Luis,

For robotics INSTRUCTABLES is the best site.

Jul 10, 2:21AM EDT0

What electrical and mechanical components did you use to make your robot?

Jul 8, 9:02PM EDT47

Hello Eking, 

I have used flex sensors , metal chasis, DC Motors, jumoer wires, Micro-controller, Motor drivers etc.

Jul 9, 7:59AM EDT37
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What are the steps involved in assembling the robot?

Jul 8, 8:03PM EDT0

U need to find the right circuit and optimize it according to requirements. You can then use flex or accelerometer to find the change in directions (hand gestures). The change is transmitted though transmitter onto the bot where receiver gets the instructions and operates accordingly.

Jul 9, 7:58AM EDT0

What kind of changes do you anticipate in the robotics industry over the next ten years?

Jul 8, 6:35PM EDT0

Hello there,

Humanoids will take place of human labour in near future. 

Jul 9, 7:57AM EDT0
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What are the different gestures possible in a robotic invention?

Jul 8, 4:01PM EDT51

Hello Emily, 

Upon pointing forward, the bot moves forward. Similarly left right and backward.

Jul 9, 7:57AM EDT22
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How good do you think is Arduino or Arduino Uno for making robots?

Jul 8, 1:53PM EDT0

Hello Alexander, 

Depends on the complexity of project. For small and easy projets it is best suited but for complex ones i prefer Raspberry.

Jul 9, 7:56AM EDT0
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Can robots really help people in everyday life and act as human companions?

Jul 8, 12:08PM EDT0

Hello Joyce,

Yes it will. Industries already are using it alot and soon robotics will find a great application in everyday life. 

Jul 9, 7:55AM EDT0
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What software do you usually use to pursue your interest in robotics?

Jul 8, 10:32AM EDT0

Hello there,

U need arduino IDE to code or other platform in case of raspberry. You need a 123d schematic builder to check the connection virtually.

Jul 9, 7:54AM EDT0

What kind of a microcontroller is best suited for gesture controlled robot?

Jul 8, 10:13AM EDT0

Hello Ann,

It just need a basic, light weigh controller as no difficult task is to be done. I used Arduino.

Jul 9, 7:53AM EDT0

What steps did you follow to make your gesture controlled robot?

Jul 8, 8:46AM EDT0

Hello there,

U need to find the right circuit and optimize it according to requirements. You can then use flex or accelerometer to find the change in directions (hand gestures). The change is transmitted though transmitter onto the bot where receiver gets the instructions and operates accordingly.

Jul 9, 7:52AM EDT0

Why did you choose to make a gesture controlled robot?

Jul 8, 7:58AM EDT0

Hello James,

I felt why not make something which would move according to my hand gesture and need not be controlled by a remote.

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Jul 9, 7:51AM EDT0
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How difficult is it to make a robot from scratch?

Jul 8, 7:52AM EDT0

Hello Shane, 

Depends on the kind of project. This one i would rate 5 out of 10.

Jul 9, 7:50AM EDT0
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Which is the best place to access and download the code to run the robot?

Jul 8, 7:21AM EDT39

Hello David,

I prefer INSTRUCTABLES.

Jul 9, 7:49AM EDT9
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Which area or field has the maximum use of robotics?

Jul 8, 6:33AM EDT0

Hello Pamela,

Industries without a doubt.

Jul 9, 7:49AM EDT0

What did you do to gain extra information and knowledge about robotics?

Jul 8, 5:41AM EDT0

Hello Gerald,

Google and my seniors in my college.

Jul 9, 7:48AM EDT0

What kind of robotic projects do you have lined up next for yourself?

Jul 8, 5:19AM EDT0

Hello Matthew,

I have done about 23 projects till date. I am currently concentrating on my placement and hence do not have any project planned.

Jul 9, 7:48AM EDT0
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Which are the main parts that control majority of the robotic functions?

Jul 8, 3:42AM EDT0

Hello Dillon,

The micro-controller is the brain of the project. I am using Arduini here.

Jul 9, 7:46AM EDT0

How long did you have to plan before making your gesture controlled robot?

Jul 8, 3:40AM EDT26

Hello Carden,

I had a research period of 5 days and project was completed in a month.

Jul 9, 7:46AM EDT41
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Do you work hold a specialised job in the field of robotics?

Jul 8, 2:04AM EDT0

Hello Taylor, 

I am a 4th yr student of bachelors of electronics engineering. 

Jul 9, 7:45AM EDT0

What got you interested in the field of robotics?

Jul 8, 1:15AM EDT51

Hello Heather!

Major contribution was because of the Robotics club in my college back in 1st year. Being in 4th year i head that club now.

Jul 9, 7:44AM EDT30
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