University of Liverpool funded Robotiz3D robotic system for efficient road repair.
Researchers estimate that the UK spends about $ 1.3 billion annually on road maintenance. Such huge costs are largely due to the use of manual labor. Therefore, in order to accelerate the commercialization of the project, the Laboratory of Robotics Engineering of the University transferred the rights to its developments to this direction in private hands.
Robotiz3D will use scientists patented models of artificial intelligence and robotic systems for creating an autonomous robot ARRES. He can independently detect defects in the road surface, assess their significance and, if necessary, correct. According to the developers, the system will not only eliminate potholes, but also prevent them cracking of the coating.
The British are developing an unmanned robot for road repair
The University of Liverpool expects the new technology to significantly reduce the cost and time of road repairs and improve the safety and environmental friendliness of the process compared to current methods..
In addition to new maintenance solutions, researchers are also improving the coatings themselves. We previously reported on the development of shock-absorbing asphalt for sidewalks and bike paths that significantly reduce the rate of injury from falls.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: University of Liverpool