C H A P T E R  13

Kinect-Controlled Delta Robot

by Enrique Ramos and Ciriaco Castro

This last chapter of the book will guide you through the process of building and programming your own Kinect-controlled delta robot (Figure 13-1). You will learn everything from the inverse kinematics of this specific kind of robot to the programming of the hand tracking routines and the process of translating the data from the virtual simulation into electrical pulses for the operation of the physical robot.

Delta robots, or parallel robots, are not only great for industrial use, where they perform a variety of tasks at incredibly high speeds, but they are also beautiful to watch and relatively simple to build. They rely on the use of parallelograms to translate ...

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