Large Statue 3D Scanner (Model LSS)

Cyberware was selected to design and build a custom 3D scanning system for Stanford University for the Digital Michelangelo Project. The Large Statue Scanner was designed specifically for use in Italy to digitize many of the works of Michelangelo.

Large Statue Scanner

Designed to Scan the Works of Michelangelo

Scanning objects in a museum presented several challenging requirements. In order to capture the top portions of Michelangelo's David, the system is designed to operate reliably at heights of up to 7.6 meters (25'). The scanner views objects from a safe distance and from many different angles to capture hidden surfaces. The high resolution rangefinder allows intricate details like chisel marks smaller than a millimeter to be recorded accurately. The scanner's motion platform includes pan, tilt and translate motions for the scan head allowing difficult to reach areas to be scanned.

The custom scanning system has a maximum height of 7.62 meters (25'). It consists of a 2.44 meter (8') motorized vertical truss, two non-motorized truss extensions, a .91 meter (3') horizontal arm that translates vertically on the truss, a pan-tilt head that translates horizontally on the arm, and a scanner head. To insure stability, the entire assembly rests on a base which is weighted to support its height. The base has wheels that allow the system to be moved around the object being scanned to collect data on different parts. There is also an elaborate system of automatic motion shutoffs and interlocks to further protect objects from contact with the gantry.

The scanner head consists of a laser, a range camera, a fiber-optic white light source, and a high-resolution color camera with a pixel size of 0.125mm (5 thousandths of an inch). The laser and range camera permit digitization of 3D points with a depth resolution of 0.1 mm (4 thousandths of an inch), a typical sampling pitch of 0.25mm (10 thousandths of an inch), and a standoff of 112 cm (44"). The calibrated working volume of the scan head is 2 meters (6.56') wide by 1.75 meters (5.74') high by .8 meters (2.62') deep. For more information, please refer to the press release.

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