Based on 3D CAD models, which are available in additive manufacturing applications or obtained from reconstructed 3D scenes, this method is used to generate a coverage path that can be used in multiple-purpose tasks for the model, such as cleaning, inspecting, 3D reconstruction, etc. The planning of the coverage path aims to achieve (1) nearly full coverage, (2) low overlap, and (3) meet additional constraints of specific tasks (e.g., the field of view angle and the distance to a specific region of interest in surface inspection or 3D reconstruction tasks, reaching angle and distance to a cleaning area, etc.).
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INC, HP, "GEOMETRY-AWARE COVERAGES OF 3D COMPLEX SURFACES", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 27, 2023)