The scanner allows to acquire the digitally geometrical shape of objects or to perform static geometric measurements. It is used in the Planetary Utilisation Testbed to model the geometry of the terrain and measure the position of reference points.
The scanner is commercial, however it is based on the ASIS scanner developed by RIEGL for ESA under the Technology Research Programme.
One of the activities for which the Automation and Robotics Laboratories are used most is the characterisation of robot systems. For this reason a series of Measurement Systems have been acquired/developed. Besides generic metrology lab instruments the labs have a series of very specialised Measurement Systems.