Leica Geosystems, a survey system maker and one of the four independent companies that share the Leica brand, has developed a 3D scanning solution designed for robots and aerial drones. The Leica BLK ARC, as it is called, is an autonomous laser scanning module designed to be integrated with robotic carriers, such as the Boston Dynamics Spot, to enable autonomous mobile laser scanning.
ARC here, in case anyone’s wondering, stands for autonomous reality capture. The system will capture 3D point clouds and panoramic imagery as it is being carried around by the robotic carrier in an environment, creating a 3D map of the space.
Obviously, this is not for you and me (unless you are real-life Tony Stark). Leica BLK ARC Autonomous Laser Scanning Module has professional applications and even the price speaks so.
Leica BLK ARC Autonomous Laser Scanning Module starts at US$46,000. For the handsome asking price, it will include accessories and software, Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 BLK Edition, and Premier Access to HxDR.
The first Leica BLK ARC Autonomous Laser Scanning Module units will start shipping on October 28, 2021. Meanwhile, you can learn more about this awesome device at its dedicated website. Here’s a closer look at the flying drone version:
Keep going for the Leica BLK ARC product videos of both the robotic carrier and drone versions.
Images: Leica Geosystems.
via Leica Rumors.