ROBOTIC HAND GESTURE

A system for the control from a distance of machines having displays incls hand gesture detection in which the hand gesture causes movement of an on-screen hand icon over an on-screen machine control icon, with the hand icon moving the machine control icon in accordance with sensed hand movements to effectuate machine control. In one embodiment, thing control by hand signals includes detecting a single hand gesture and providing a hand icon on the screen along with the provision of icons representing . In order to trigger the system into operation, a trigger gesture such as the “how” sign is distinguished from the background through the utilization of orientation angle differences. From correlation values based on correlating local orientations between a mask defining a particular hand and the later acquired image of the hand, normalized correlation scores for each pixel are obtained, with the correlation peak being detected and then thresholded to eliminate false alarms

ROBOTIC HAND GESTURE