The TeleSkeleton has eight joints that you can control (shoulders, elbows, hips and knees). Each joint accepts a position command from 1 through 9, so a full pose can be specified by an 8 digit number. Lower numbers are lower (or left) joint positions, and a joint position of 5 is the middle position.
At some point we will allow you to submit lists of poses for full motion, but for now, you can specify one pose at a time. Each pose takes one second to complete.
There are three ways to control the system (specify the poses). No matter which way you choose, the commands end up the same and are displayed in all the input fields.
We've added some stock pose image buttons to make it easier - just click on them!
The skeleton will move to that pose, and the command for that pose will be shown.
The second control breaks each joint into it's own text field. Just put a digit from 1 through 9 into each box,
and click the Send Command button.
The last field lets you specify a pose in a single eight digit number.
Each digit is 1-9, and controls one joint. The joints are ordered starting at
the left shoulder and going clockwise around the skeleton. So, a command of
28374951 will command the:
- right shoulder to position 2
- right elbow to position 8
- right hip to position 3
- right knee to position 7
- left knee to position 4
- left hip to position 9
- left elbow to position 5
- left shoulder to position 1
The Command Queue shows you a list fo the commands being sent from users around the world. When your command gets to the top, the skeleton will move to your commanded pose. Your commands are highlighted in yellow. If the command is in red means your browser is processing the commands, and that command was just sent.
You can discuss or ask questions about the TeleSkeleton at the TeleSkeleton Forum.
Ready? Then let's get started!