Title

Advances in 3D Data Acquisition and Processing for Industrial Applications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2010

Publication Source

Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Volume

26

Issue

5

Inclusive pages

403-413

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2010.03.003

Publisher

Elsevier

Abstract

A critical task of vision-based manufacturing applications is to generate a virtual representation of a physical object from a dataset of point clouds. Its success relies on reliable algorithms and tools. Many effective technologies have been developed to solve various problems involved in data acquisition and processing. Some articles are available on evaluating and reviewing these technologies and underlying methodologies. However, for most practitioners who lack a strong background on mathematics and computer science, it is hard to understand theoretical fundamentals of the methodologies. In this paper, we intend to survey and evaluate recent advances in data acquisition and progressing, and provide an overview from a manufacturing perspective. Some potential manufacturing applications have been introduced, the technical gaps between the practical requirements and existing technologies discussed, and research opportunities identified.

Keywords

Vision-based system, Data acquisition, Data processing, 3D images, Point clouds, Surface reconstruction

Disciplines

Engineering

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