In my CES2017 round-up post I wrote that Artec — the manufacturer of the Space Spider and Eva I just reviewed — announced two new products: The RobotiScan and a new, portable 3D scanner I didn’t yet know the name of.
Now I do — it’s called Leo and it looks like this:
And while there’s still not a single word about it on the Artec website, I stumbled across this elaborate post on New Equipment Digest — and it blew my mind. My post based on that and also contains additional info from direct contact with Artec. All with my opinions and expectations infused, or course.
In short: the Leo is an industrial-grade, handheld white light 3D scanner with a built-in battery, screen and computer. In other words: it combines professional quality with the ease-of-use of tablet-mounted depth sensors, like the Structure Sensor.
Not only will I compare the Leo to that entry-level depth sensor, but also to a direct competitor in the form of the Thor3D Drake.
Last update: 23 February 2017
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