Lay 3D Reality Capture

Lay3D Reality Capture provides high quality long range 3D laser scanning for use in architectural, mechanical, and structural design, analysis, and inspection in industrial, construction and marine settings. We do land-based projects in our multi-state region and marine industry projects on the inland waterways, Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.

Keith Lay
Business Owner at Lay 3D Reality Capture

Keith Lay started the company to offer clients reality capture solutions. These solutions combine Keith’s interests and experience in sensing and robotics and his 30 years of experience in the marine and construction industries. Over a 20 year period, he worked in the areas of machine automation and robotics for NASA-JPL and Caterpillar in multiple locations including Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.

During the past 15 years, he worked in the inland river business running a 130 person family-owned towing company in Paducah and in executive roles for larger barge lines in St. Louis and the Louisville area. He started Lay 3D Reality Capture in the fall of 2019. He has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Robotics all from Carnegie Mellon.

He is a co-inventor on 17 patents related to machine controls, sensing, positioning and autonomous vehicles.

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