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1. (WO2017151196) LASER TRACKER SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151196    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/063457
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 24 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: G01S 17/66
G01S 17/48
G06F 3/01
G01S 7/48
Applicants: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: NAGALLA, Kalyan
MEHLER, Robert C.
BRIDGES, Robert E.
Title: LASER TRACKER SYSTEM
Abstract:
3D coordinate measurement system that includes a retroreflector (2810) and a laser tracker (2820), the laser tracker having a first light source (47) configured to emit a first beam of light from the laser tracker, a structure (15) rotatable about a first axis (18) and a second axis (20), a second light source (54), a first camera (52) proximate the second light source, and a processor (800) responsive to executable instructions which when executed by the processor is operable to: in a first instance, determine that a follow-operator gesture has been given by an operator (2805), which may be performed with the retroreflector (2810) held in a hand of the operator, and in response rotate the structure to follow (2825B) movement of the operator; and in a second instance, determine that a lock-on gesture (2815B) has been given by the operator, which may be performed with the retroreflector held in a hand of the operator, and in response, steer the first beam of light onto the retroreflector.