Inspiration

We wanted to try a hardware we were not familiar with at all

What it does

The project enables the user to move the robot left, right and forward using only hand gestures. This is enabled by utilizing the EMG data of our arm and categorizing it into different gestures

How I built it

The two big parts were to get the MYO armband to start talking to the arduino microcontroller to send our body EMG signals over. Then this data was used by arduino to rotate motors accordingly.

Challenges I ran into

The lack of hardware resources that were available to us to build the robot from scratch.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Being able to work with limited resources and still having a mostly functional prototype.

What I learned

How to use the MYO gesture control and interfacing it with Arduino, building robots from a mechanical and electrical perspective.

What's next for Gesture Bot

Build a sturdier base with more motors for extra stability and aesthetics.

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