3D Virtual Building Block System Works Without Markers or Sensors
A research group at Tsukuba University is developing a virtual building block system. It works by recognizing hand and finger movements with a camera, and outputting 3D shape data. A unique thing about this system is, it doesn’t use markers or sensors on the hand.
As well as enabling the use of virtual building blocks, this system can also remotely control a robot, making it move like the user. There’s no need to precisely determine the camera position. The system can be operated just by placing the camera approximately where the hand is most visible. A supplementary camera can also be used as long as it’s placed perpendicular to the first one.