Blazer: Laser Scanning Simulation using Physically Based Rendering

04/12/2021 ∙ by Sebastian Grans, et al. ∙ 0

Line laser scanners are a sub-type of structured light 3D scanners that are relatively common devices to find within the industrial setting, typically in the context of assembly, process control, and welding. Despite its extensive use, scanning of some materials remain a difficult or even impossible task without additional pre-processing. For instance, materials which are shiny, or transparent. In this paper, we present a Blazer, a virtual line laser scanner that, combined with physically based rendering, produces synthetic data with a realistic light-matter interaction, and hence realistic appearance. This makes it eligible for the use as a tool in the development of novel algorithms, and in particular as a source of synthetic data for training of machine learning models. Similar systems exist for synthetic RGB-D data generation, but to our knowledge this the first publicly available implementation for synthetic line laser data. We release this implementation under an open-source license to aid further research on line laser scanners.



There are no comments yet.


page 1

page 7

page 10

page 11

page 12

This week in AI

Get the week's most popular data science and artificial intelligence research sent straight to your inbox every Saturday.