A sensor skid for precise 3D modeling of production lines
- 1Informatics VII : Robotics and Telematics, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Am Hubland, Wüzburg 97074, Germany
- 2School of Engineering and Science, Automation Group, Jacobs University of Bremen gGmbH, Campus Ring 1, Bremen 28759, Germany
- 3K-EFP/V group at Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg 38436, Germany
Abstract. Motivated by the increasing need of rapid characterization of environments in 3D, we designed and built a sensor skid that automates the work of an operator of terrestrial laser scanners. The system combines terrestrial laser scanning with kinematic laser scanning and uses a novel semi-rigid SLAMmethod. It enables us to digitize factory environments without the need to stop production. The acquired 3D point clouds are precise and suitable to detect objects that collide with items moved along the production line.