The Leica BLK ARC is an autonomous laser scanning module for robots. It is designed to be integrated with robotic carriers to enable autonomous mobile laser scanning with minimal or no human intervention. Users can simply plan a scan path and set BLK ARC off on its own to scan autonomously.
Our first robotic carrier is the Boston Dynamics Spot robot. BLK ARC combined with Spot creates a fast, simple, safe, and autonomous reality capture workflow. Together, they deliver fully autonomous and repeatable scan missions to capture 3D point clouds and panoramic imagery while Spot carries BLK ARC through an environment.
BLK ARC autonomous laser scanning module
With BLK ARC UI, an easy-to-use browser-based user interface, users can plan scan paths remotely using existing drawings or BIM models of your building, including large and complex spaces. This enables the user to save time and allow BLK ARC to scan complex or hazardous environments while remaining in a safe location.
BLK ARC UI enables the user to:
BLK ARC UI bridges the distance between the office and the field and enables uploads of offline missions planned in Cyclone 3DR to the robot. Once the mission is complete, BLK ARC UI helps to direct the data either into our legacy software, Leica Cyclone, or to direct upload from the field to HxDR.
Remote user operation
Plan and execute missions from a remote location, whether in the office or in the field, which also keeps you safe from hazardous areas.
Offline path planning
Create new missions and adjust existing missions for any environment using Leica Cyclone 3DR.
GrandSLAM combines LiDAR SLAM, Visual SLAM, and an IMU to enable fully autonomous scanning and robotic navigation.
Static and mobile scanning modes
BLK ARC can scan in static and mobile mode during the same scan mission and all scans of both types will be registered together during the mission.
LiDAR module protection
Included U-bar protects the BLK ARC module when mounted to its robotic carrier.
Simple user interface
Control and manage your BLK ARC from an easy-to-use, browser-based application: BLK ARC UI.
Upload to HxDR
Upload BLK ARC data directly from the module to HxDR, our cloud-based data storage, visualization, and collaboration platform.
DESIGN & PHYSICAL
Black powder coated aluminum
Front to back:
Browser-based mission control user interface. Requires additional installation on a supported robotic carrier.
USB 3.0 and Wireless (BLK ARC-UI connection)
24 hours of scanning (compressed data) / 6 hours (uncompressed data)
LIDAR & IMAGING
(in accordance with IEC 60825-1)
Field of view:
360° (vertical)/270° (horizontal)
Min. 0.5 m – up to 25 m
Point measurement rate:
High resolution camera:
12 Mpixel, 90° x 120°, rolling shutter
Panoramic vision system:
3-camera system, 4.8 Mpixel
300° x 135°, global shutter
DYNAMIC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
The following specifications apply to mobile scanning mode only:
Range noise * **:
Accuracy indoor ***:
Designed for indoor and outdoor use
0 to +40° C
Dust & humidity protection:
IP54 (IEC 60529)
Wireless and USB 3.0
Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 and Cyclone REGISTER 360 (BLK Edition), HxDR cloud-based platform
All specifications are subject to change without notice. All accuracy specifications are one sigma unless otherwise noted.
* at 78% albedo
** environment dependent
*** controlled environment (scan duration 2 minutes)