Hexagon revolutionises autonomous reality capture with the launch of the Leica BLK ARC and Leica BLK2FLY

Hexagon revolutionises autonomous reality capture with the launch of the Leica BLK ARC and Leica BLK2FLY

Hexagon AB, a world chief in digital actuality options, announced the introduction of the Leica BLK ARC and the Leica BLK2FLY, extending its iconic and award-winning BLK sequence identified for velocity, portability and mobility with absolutely autonomous cell actuality seize. The autonomous actuality seize options are the most recent improvements in Hexagon’s complete portfolio of accessible, easy-to-use digital actuality seize sensors.

The Leica BLK ARC is a laser scanning sensor purposely constructed to enhance the autonomous navigation of robots and different service platforms to ship absolutely autonomous cell laser scanning. Combining its velocity, accuracy, and flexibility with robotics, the BLK ARC addresses the rising demand for autonomous options that may safely and repeatedly seize correct 3D level clouds and panoramic photographs of fixing environments with minimal person intervention.

The Leica BLK2FLY is the world’s first absolutely built-in, autonomous flying laser scanning sensor. With a couple of easy faucets on a pill, customers can shortly and simply scan constructions and environments precisely and completely from the air. The airborne scanning gives worth throughout a number of industries in want of correct knowledge of inaccessible or hard-to-reach areas (e.g., façade projections, rooftops), making certain full seize of a construction’s exterior options and dimensions.

The BLK ARC and BLK2FLY join on to Hexagon’s cloud-based visualisation platform, HxDR, the place speedy knowledge add from the sphere, AI-enabled cloud processing and storage of the captured knowledge allows instantaneous supply of a purpose-built sensible digital actuality to anybody who wants it.

“The BLK2FLY and BLK ARC illustrate Hexagon’s dedication to empowering an autonomous future with sensible digital realities. The purposefully built-in sensor-software methods are tailor-made to convey autonomous agility and velocity to any actuality seize workflow,” says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “The robots, sensors and software program work collectively, dynamically adjusting actuality seize missions to supply seemingly limitless enterprise purposes – from as-built website documentation for buildings to monitoring and situational consciousness of distant or hazardous environments, similar to mines, manufacturing unit flooring, off-shore amenities, hearth investigations and extra.”

While the primary robotic compatibility for the BLK ARC is with the Boston Dynamics Spot, it may be simply built-in with different autonomous robotic carriers. Enhancing Spot with autonomous actuality seize know-how, the BLK ARC delivers, for the primary time, absolutely autonomous cell laser scanning particularly designed for robots. Spot carries the BLK ARC via an setting whereas the BLK ARC improves Spot’s navigation whereas capturing 3D knowledge. The mixture gives Spot larger autonomy with correct laser scanning and navigation, enabling customers to securely construct 3D fashions of any space the robotic can go.

The BLK2FLY introduces the subsequent technology of flight security with superior autonomous impediment avoidance. Sensor fusion of LiDAR, radar, cameras, and GNSS ensures optimum and protected flight paths. Users can seamlessly mix knowledge from the BLK2FLY with inside scans of buildings and constructions captured with the Leica BLK2GO, Hexagon’s handheld 3D scanner. The ensuing colorised 3D level clouds are instrumental to constructing info modelling (BIM) processes, together with documenting website circumstances.

More info on each options will be discovered at BLK2021.com.