Trends in Multisensor Measurement

Tactile and optical measurement techniques each have their strengths, and there are certainly measurement tasks that require only one of the two.

In systems designed for automated precision measurement, users are typically balancing accuracy of measurement, speed of operation, and cost to purchase and operate. The need for tradeoffs and sometimes-difficult choices will always be with us, but the introduction of multisensory measurement throughout the last several decades, along with subsequent improvement in its capabilities, offers opportunities for improvement in all three areas.