A new geometry for the acquisition of three-dimensional coordinates of points on the surfaces of objects is described. It is based on the use of a pattern projected onto the scene and a mask in the aperture of an objective lens. A compact charge-coupled-device camera is used to make the three-dimensional measurements. Experimental results are presented.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 2, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 1985
Published: September 1, 1986
Marc Rioux and François Blais, "Compact three-dimensional camera for robotic applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 1518-1521 (1986)