Gesture-Controlled Toy Car Prototype

So I had this great idea the other day. I’ve told this idea to a few of my friends, each who gave me the “this idea you have, it is not great” look. You know the look.

Anyway, I still think it would be a great idea to use the Leap Motion’s gesture recognizing abilities to control a pet robot and make it do tricks.

So here’s my working prototype: a basic robot which performs the correct action in response to specific gestures. This prototype doesn’t do anything particularly interesting (the gestures here just turn the motors on and off), but seriously, use your imagination. The possibilities are endless. This idea is bulletproof. Trained pet robot. Science.