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A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine (AACMM) is provided. The AACMM having a manually positionable articulated arm having first and second ends, the arm including a plurality of connected arm segments, each of the arm segments including at least one position transducer for producing position signals, at least one of the position signals passing between two of the arm segments through a first slip ring assembly. A first a first electronic circuit is provided that receives the position signals. A base section is connected to the second end. A probe assembly includes a probe end and a cover. The cover rotates about an axis extending through the probe assembly, the cover having at least one indentation formed thereon. The probe assembly is connected to the first end. The AACMM measures a three-dimensional coordinate of a point in space associated with the probe end.


A three-dimensional (3D) coordinate measuring system includes an external projector that projects a pattern of light onto an object and an aerial drone attached to a 3D imaging device, the 3D imaging device and the external projector cooperating to obtain 3D coordinates of the object.


A method for optically scanning and measuring a scene by a laser scanner includes generating multiple scans; tracking scanner positions with a position-tracking device for the multiple scans and providing tracked scanner positions in response; registering sequentially scans selected from the multiple scans into clusters using registration points or targets and confirming registration of the scans into the clusters according to specified quality criteria being fulfilled; selecting scans from the clusters and forming pairs of scans; forming an intersection of the selected pairs and comparing a size of the intersection with a threshold value obtained based at least in part on the tracked scanner positions; and attempting to register the pairs of scans if the size of the intersection exceeds the threshold value and accepting the registered pairs of scans if the registration is successful.


A method for scanning and obtaining three-dimensional (3D) coordinates is provided. The method includes providing a 3D measuring device having a projector, a first camera and a second camera. The method records images of a light pattern emitted by the projector onto an object. The 3D measuring device is moved from a first position and a second position along a second path. A gesture and a corresponding control function are determined based at least in part on the first position and the second position.


An articulated arm coordinate measurement machine is provided with a power supply having multiple power sources. The power supply having an input configured to receive electrical power from an external energy supply and first and second energy storage members. The first energy storage member having a first processing circuit configured to measure at least one first parameter and transmit a first signal to the first electronic circuit. The second energy storage member having a second processing circuit configured to measure at least one second parameter and transmit a second signal to the first electronic circuit. Wherein the power supply is configure to selectively transfer electrical power from at least one of the first and second energy storage members, the power supply further being configured to change the transfer of electrical power from the first and second energy storage members in response to the first signal and second signal.


A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine includes a noncontact 3D measuring device that has a projector configured to emit a first pattern of light onto an object, a scanner camera arranged to receive the first pattern of light reflected from the surface of the object, an edge-detecting camera arranged to receive light reflected from an edge feature of the object, and a processor configured to determine first 3D coordinates of an edge point of the edge feature based on electrical signals received from the scanner camera and the edge-detecting camera.


Patent
Faro | Date: 2016-12-29

A system that measures six degrees-of-freedom of a remote target, the system including a dimensional measuring device having a camera, the remote target including a retroreflector, at least three light markers, and a pitch-yaw sensor, the six degrees-of-freedom determined based at least in part on measured 3D coordinates of the retroreflector by the dimensional measuring device, on a captured image of the at least three light markers by the camera, and on readings of the pitch-yaw sensor.


Patent
Faro | Date: 2017-01-12

A laser scanner collects gray-scale values and associated 3D coordinates of a scanned object in a spherical coordinate system, and displays reformatted gray-scale values that are reformatted from the spherical coordinate system into a planar view rectangular region. The reformatted gray-scale values have at least one straight line of the object appearing as a curved line on a display. The scanner enables selection of an angular range of measurement, measures gray-scale values and associated 3D coordinates in the spherical coordinate system over the angular range of measurement, displays the reformatted gray-scale values, the reformatted gray-scale values being the gray-scale values reformatted from the spherical coordinate system into a rectangular shaped region, the rectangular shape of the region extending and covering the angular range, and saves the reformatted gray-scale values and associated 3D coordinates on a storage medium, the associated 3D coordinates being 3D coordinates associated with the gray-scale values.


A method, system and computer program product are provided for displaying three-dimensional measurement points on a two-dimensional plane of a display screen having a plurality of pixels. The method includes projecting the measurement points onto the plane. Each of the measurement points is assigned to one of the pixels. A depth value is assigned to each of the pixels. A first pixel is selected having a first measurement point and a first depth value. A first side is searched for a second pixel having a second measurement point and a second depth value. A second side is searched for a third pixel having a third measurement point and a third depth value. It is determined whether the second and third measurement points are on a same plane. The first depth value of the first pixel is changed when the second and third measurement points are on the same plane.


A method for optically scanning, measuring and displaying a point cloud is provided. The method includes emitting, by a laser scanner, an emission light beam and receiving a reflection light beam that is reflected from an object. A control device determines for measurement points projected on a plane corresponding to a screen, wherein at least some measurement points are displayed on a display device. One or more pixels are gap filled to generate a visual appearance of a surface on the display device. Wherein the gap filling includes a first horizontal search in a first direction of a first measured point of the measurement points followed by a second horizontal search in a second direction of the first measured point. The gap filling further includes a first vertical search in a third direction of the measured point, followed by a second vertical search in a fourth direction.

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