Fraunhofer demoes contactless human-machine interaction

April 20, 2017 // By Julien Happich
At the Hannover Messe trade fair, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI is presenting its gesture control expertise with a demo of the EASY COHMO project (ergonomics assistance systems for contactless human-machine operation), aimed at overcoming the problems of human-robot interaction and cooperation.

The project's objective is to develop interaction components for contactless, gesture-based human-machine operation, allowing for robot assistance systems and intelligent automation solutions to relieve workers by taking over physically demanding, ergonomically difficult and monotonous tasks.

One example developed by the Fraunhofer HHI is a camera-based 3D near-field and middle-field acquisition system and corresponding information processing for capturing, tracking and interpreting body movements and hand gestures.

Fraunhofer HHI - www.hhi.fraunhofer.de