We created a robotic arm control for OpenROV using the Leap Motion controller. Up until now, scientists and ROV technicians use complex controllers to control manipulator arms. We developed a more intuitive control using Leap Motion for the ROV.

This project is solving the OpenROV challenge.


We want to make underwater exploration and manipulation accessible to anyone. Part of that goal is making the interface to control the ROV as intuitive as possible, especially in controlling the manipulator arm. We've created a prototype for how this type of manipulator could work using the Leap Motion controller.

Project Information

License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/OpenROV/openrov-software


Remote Control using Leap Motion - http://youtu.be/3GfiPWHGQl8
Leap Motion controlling Robotic Arm - http://youtu.be/1PCKl-7e46Q