Internship in Hand Gesture Recognition

This semester I participated in an internship at the “FZI Research Center for Information Technology” under the supervision of Prof. Marius Zöllner. The institute is situated in Karlsruhe, Germany, and develops semi-autonomous cars in cooperation with leading German automobile companies. The goal of our internship was to use machine learning to control a car navigation system by hand gestures. Instead of touching the screen, the gestures would be sensed by RGB-D cameras. Our system was able to discriminate 7 different gestures at a high level of accuracy.