Accurate data capture with Hexagon

Hexagon is introducing the Leica BLK ARC and the Leica BLK2FLY tools, which offer speed, portability and mobility for autonomous mobile reality capture.
January 2, 2022
Accurate site evaluation is feasible with Hexagon’s latest technology
Accurate site evaluation is feasible with Hexagon’s latest technology

The Leica BLK ARC is a laser scanning sensor designed to improve autonomous navigation of robots and other carrier platforms. Combining speed, accuracy, and versatility with robotics, the BLK ARC offers an autonomous solution that can capture accurate 3D point clouds and panoramic images of changing environments with minimal user intervention.

The Leica BLK2FLY is a fully integrated, autonomous flying laser scanning sensor. Users can use a tablet to scan structures and environments accurately from the air.

The BLK ARC and BLK2FLY tools connect directly to Hexagon’s cloud-based visualisation platform, HxDR, where data uploaded from the field, AI-enabled cloud processing and storage of the captured data allows the delivery of smart digital reality to users.  The BLK ARC can be fitted to the Spot unit from Boston Dynamics Spot but can be integrated with other autonomous robotic carriers. The BLK ARC delivers fully autonomous mobile laser scanning specifically designed for robots. The BLK ARC improves Spot's navigation while capturing 3D data.

The BLK2FLY offers advanced autonomous obstacle avoidance. The system combines LiDAR, radar, cameras, and GNSS for optimal and safe flight paths. Users can combine data from the BLK2FLY with interior scans of buildings and structures captured with the Leica BLK2GO, Hexagon’s handheld 3D scanner. The resulting colourised 3D point clouds are instrumental to building information modelling (BIM) processes, including documenting site conditions.

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