Université de Neuchâtel

3D vision methods and selected experiences in micro and macro applications

Hügli, Heinz ; Mure-Dubois, James

In: Two- and Three-Dimensional Methods for Inspection and Metrology IV (Proceedings of SPIE), 2006, vol. 6382, no. 10, p. 638209- 638216

The paper provides considerations relative to the application of 3D vision methods and presents some lessons learnt in this respect by presenting four 3D vision tasks and discussing the selection of vision sensing devices meant to solving the task. After a short reminder of 3D vision methods of interest for optical range imaging for microvision and macrovision applications, the paper enumerates...

Université de Neuchâtel

Applied multifocus 3D microscopy

Zamofing, Thierry ; Hügli, Heinz

In: Two- and Three-Dimensional Vision Systems for Inspection, Control, and Metrology (Proceedings of SPIE), 2003, vol. 5265, no. 19, p. 134-144

The depth from focus measurement principle relies on the detection of the optimal focusing distance for measuring the depth map of an object and finding its 3D shape. The principle is most effective at microscopic ranges where it is usually found implemented around a z-controlled microscope and sometimes named multifocus 3D microscopy. Assuch, the method competes with many other 3D measurement...

Université de Neuchâtel

Embedded 3D vision system for automated micro-assembly

Mure-Dubois, James ; Hügli, Heinz

In: Two- and Three-Dimensional Methods for Inspection and Metrology IV (Proceedings of SPIE), 2008, vol. 6382, no. 63820J, p. 1-11

Machine vision plays an important role in automated assembly. However, present vision systems are not adequate for robot control in an assembly environment where individual components have sizes in the range of 1 to 100 micrometers, since current systems do not provide sufficient resolution in the whole workspace when they are fixed, and they are too bulky to be brought close enough to the...