Abstract: In the present scenario drones are buzzing in the skies all over the world. This paper presents the new interface apart from all familiar controlling methods of drones as Computer keyboard, smart phone, gaming controller or a RC transmitter. Hand Gesture Signals sensed by an open source SDK consists of stereo cameras which uses infrared emitters as positional references controls the drone which gives a hands-free flying experience. We also propose a vision based hand gesture driven UI control system that enables the user an intuitive way of working with the system with on-air hand movement and gesture. The system can also be used in a wide range of applications like UAV control, operating ground robots and Assembly lines in production lines of factories.
Keywords: Intel® RealSense™; Machine Vision; Gesture Control; UAV.