Revolutionizing Road Repair: ARRES Prevent – Your Autonomous Pothole Fixer!
Engineers in the UK have built an autonomous robot called ARRES Prevent that uses AI to find cracks in roads and automatically fill them before they turn into huge potholes. How cool is that?
The robot was created by tech company Robotiz3d and some university researchers. It’s decked out with cameras and sensors to scan roads and identify any cracks or damage. When it spots a problem area, it seals it up with filler to stop water getting in and making the crack expand into a gaping pothole.
This little robot could be a game changer for road maintenance crews. No more having humans manually walk the streets looking for road issues. ARRES Prevent can drive along at 60mph scanning the surface, so it can cover way more ground than a human crew.
The best part is it works day or night, and transmits data back to the road maintenance company so they know exactly where repairs were made. No more guessing or missing problem spots.
Potholes are a huge headache in the UK, causing millions in vehicle damage and repair costs every year. And crews can’t always keep up with the number of new potholes popping up daily. This robot can help them stay ahead of the problem rather than always reacting to new potholes.
The developers say ARRES Prevent can do the work way faster and cheaper than human crews, saving a ton of money on road repairs. And it runs on electric power so is better for the environment too.
The first real test will happen soon on a neighborhood street in Hertfordshire. If it passes with flying colors, this little robot could spread across the UK and be a game changing solution for stubborn pothole problems.