A Wearable MYO Gesture Armband Controlling Sphero BB-8 Robot

Chu, Timothy and Chua, Alvin and Secco, Emanuele Lindo (2020) A Wearable MYO Gesture Armband Controlling Sphero BB-8 Robot. HighTech and Innovation Journal, 1 (4). pp. 179-186. ISSN 2723-9535

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In this paper we present the development and preliminary validation of a wearable system which is combined with an algorithm interfacing the MYO gesture armband with a Sphero BB-8 robotic device. The MYO armband is a wearable device which measures real-time EMG signals of the end user’s forearm muscles as the user is executing a set of upper limb gestures. These gestures are interpreted and transmitted to a computing hardware via a Bluetooth Low Energy IEEE 802.15.1 wireless protocol. The algorithm analyzes and sorts the data and sends a set of commands to the Sphero robotic device while performing navigation movements. After designing and integrating the software and hardware architecture, we have validated the system with two sets of trials involving a series of commands performed in multiple iterations. The consequent reactions of the robots, due to these commands, were recorded and the performance of the system was analyzed in a confusion matrix to obtain an average accuracy of the system outcome vs. the expected and desired actions. Results show that our integrated system can satisfactorily interface with the system in an intuitive way with an accuracy rating of 85.7 % and 92.9 % for the two tests, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an open access article under the CC-BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).© Authors retain all copyrights.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Emanuele Secco
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 12:00
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 12:00
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3170

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