RESEARCH
FUN PROJECTS
Teleoperating a robotic arm with the iPhone
Interactive Application
Anca Drăgan, Leland Thorpe & Marynel Vázquez, 2010
Teleoperating a robotic arm with the iPhone
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We developed an iPhone app which allows a user to teleoperate an arbitrary robotic arm, and demonstrated how it works on a simulation of the Intel HERB platform. The system allows users to move the end effector of the arm in three-space into a position nearby a given object, and then provides a means for intelligently grasping the object once the user has placed the arm into a favorable position. This enables us to use human insight to steer the arm towards a good solution, and then make use of a novel technique known as Task Space Regions to capture the object.

Teleoperation
RESOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Special thanks to Matt Aasted, Peter Anderson-Sprecher, Scott Satkin, and Heather Jones for testing the application. Work partially supported by Intel Labs Pittsburgh.