Telemanipulation without Physical Contact in the Intelligent Space
This paper presents a telemanipulation system, where the operator's movement is transmitted to the slave site not in a mechanical way, as in case of a real master device, but by image processing. The virtual master device uses cameras as sensors, subtracts the background from the images, and recognizes the skin colour of the operator in real time. The 3D position of the operator's hand is determined by stereo vision and it becomes traceable by the colour of the skin.
B. Takarics et al., "Telemanipulation without Physical Contact in the Intelligent Space", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 222, pp. 362-366, 2011