This paper presents SOMBRERO, a new system for recognizing and locating 3D, rigid, non- moving objects from range data. The objects may be polyhedral or curved, partially occluding, touching or lying flush with each other. For data collection, we employ 2D time- of-flight laser scanners mounted to a moving gantry robot. By combining sensor and robot coordinates, we obtain 3D cartesian coordinates. Boundary representations (Brep's) provide view independent geometry models that are both efficiently recognizable and derivable automatically from sensor data. SOMBRERO's methods for generating, matching and fusing Brep's are highly synergetic. A split-and-merge segmentation algorithm with dynamic triangular builds a partial (21/2D) Brep from scattered data. The recognition module matches this scene description with a model database and outputs recognized objects, their positions and orientations, and possibly surfaces corresponding to unknown objects. We present preliminary results in scene segmentation and recognition. Partial Brep's corresponding to different range sensors or viewpoints can be merged into a consistent, complete and irredundant 3D object or scene model. This fusion algorithm itself uses the recognition and segmentation methods.