Kinect Control of
a Rhino XR-4 Robotic Arm
The purpose of this website is to explain and provide a working method to utilize the depth sensor of an IR camera in order to accurately control a robotic arm. The Kinect was chosen as the IR camera due to its availability, relatively low price, and its abundance of pre-existing resources. The Rhino XR-4 robotic arm was chosen on the basis that it was readily available, was already installed, could be easily interfaced with a computer, has 5 degrees of freedom, and would be able to serve as a proof of concept for the project.