A 3D scanner for transparent glass

Eren G., Aubreton O., Meriaudeau F., Sanchez Secades L., Fofi D., NASKALİ A. T., ...More

15th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing - ICIAP 2009, Proceedings, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, 8 - 11 September 2009, vol.5716 LNCS, pp.519-527 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 5716 LNCS
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-04146-4_56
  • City: Vietri sul Mare
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-527
  • Keywords: Carbon dioxide laser, Glass, Infrared imaging, Three-dimensional image processing
  • Galatasaray University Affiliated: Yes


Many practical tasks in industry, such as automatic inspection or robot vision, often require the scanning of three-dimensional shapes by use of non-contact techniques. However, few methods have been proposed to measure three-dimensional shapes of transparent objects because of the difficulty of dealing with transparency and specularity of the surface. This paper presents a 3D scanner for transparent glass objects based on Scanning From Heating (SFH), a new method that makes use of local surface heating and thermal imaging. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.