Project Aims:

The SMARAGD project aims at the development of new scanning techniques for easy and flexible 3D data aquisition of arbitrary objects. Target objects may differ in size by orders of magnitude, since one of the system's key features is the ability to autocalibrate on the object's dimensions. Highly reflective or dark surfaces are mapped without special preparation. The system's precision competes with those of known laser triangulation or coded light techniques. Scanning resolution is seamlessly adaptable to the object's surface structure.

Current research topics are precision enhancement and panorama views of complex objects.