Human Joystick


Project Description: I made a robot that was controlled by the direction in which a person would lean. A camera was attached to the robot and the video was fed back into a monitor in front of the user. A video camera was mounted on the ceiling above the user’s head. If the user leaned forward, the robot would move forward. By leaning to the right, the robot would move to the right.

Technical Notes: The video tracking was accomplished using the Mandala system on the Amiga. The robot control was accomplished using AmigaVision and a custom box full of relays. The robot was constructed from a radio-controlled car.

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