Autonomous measurement of physical model shape for reverse engineering

Hideki Aoyama, Yuu Suzuki

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This paper describes a system to autonomously measure the shape of an unknown physical object for constructing the computer model of a physical object. The system is composed of two subsystems: one is for the rough recognition of a physical object and the other is for the precise measurement. A physical object is roughly recognized as the Z-map model that is constructed by analyzing and processing the shadow images of an object obtained by CCD cameras. The precise measurement of discrete points on the object is autonomously made according to the Z-map model using a three-coordinate measuring machine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


  • Autonomous Measurement
  • CAD
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Rough Model
  • Three-Coordinate Measuring Machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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