Ultrasonic robotic system for noncontact small object manipulation based on Kinect gesture control

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  • Shihui Shen
  • Kwanhoi Lee
  • Junduo Chen
  • Hao Ding
  • Linquan Liu
  • Lihong Duan
  • Chunbao Wang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017



Acoustic levitation system, with the advantages of avoiding clamping force on samples, has been widely introduced into noncontact manipulation. Previous acoustic levitation systems were generally fixed and could not realize remote adjustment of manipulation stage. In this article, we develop an ultrasonic robotic system for small object manipulation which is capable of noncontact operation, remote control, and gesture-based intelligent control. The whole setup is composed of acoustic levitation platform, mobile operation platform, and Kinect sensing system which provides a humanized approach for human–machine interaction. The experimental results validate a sufficient suite of innovations for achieving remote control of this acoustic levitation system based on gesture recognition method. It will not only pave a new way for noncontact manipulation system but also greatly reduce the difficulty and cost of operation.

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  • acoustic levitation, gesture-based remote control, Kinect, noncontact manipulation, Ultrasonic robotic system

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