In-Hand Scanner

This apparatus is a structured-light scanner for accurate (<1mm) digitization of 3D artefacts by manipulation (presentation of its different parts) of the artefact in front of the scanner. The manipulation may be manual or "robotic" (e.g. turn table). The objects to be acquired with this system must have sizes of at most 10e(-5) m3 and opaque surfaces. The important characteristic of this system is its real-time feedback to the  operator on the surfaces that have already been acquired, so that s/he can present those missing in the reconstruction.
In addition to this 3D reconstruction, the system will be enhanced with an off-line algorithm tracking the manual manipulation of the object during its presentation to the system. This will enable at least two applications: (1) recording what is a safe manipulation of an artefact, (2) recording how the object is supposed to be used (e.g. for tools).



Target user(s): Any

License: No license for the tool is currently available

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