The problem addressed in this Master's thesis is the development of a flexible, intelligent and fast 3D sensor based on white structured light. This sensor will perform three-dimensional (3D) scans of a variety of objects of different geometries and appearances (e.g. matte, glossy, highly or weakly textured) by projecting a pattern of white light through an active light source (i.e. a data projector).
The sensor will have some form of intelligence, because it will be able to adapt its scanning behavior according to the object's texture by modifying online the light pattern, hence making the scanning more flexible.