College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-24 09:37:49


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


With the increase the increase in automation and humans and robots working side by side, there is a need for a more organic way of controlling robots. The goal of this project is to create a control system for Boston dynamics robotic dog Spot that implements human tracking image software to follow humans using computer vision as well as using hand tracking image software to allow for control input through hand gestures.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Yalin DOng

First Reader

Dr. Dane Quinn

Second Reader

Wenjing Yang

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Scott Sawyer

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In addition to this paper, there is a video of a demonstration of the robot and other codes that are more easily shown than explained. The link is as follows:

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