An autonomous robot able to locate and fix potholes is set to pass its first test outside of a lab environment on the roads of Hertfordshire.
The machine, developed by tech company Robotiz3d and officially named Arres (Autonomous Road Repair System) Prevent, combines artificial intelligence (AI) with advanced robotics to automate road maintenance based on patented research developed at the University of Liverpool.
The startup claims it is the world’s first autonomous robot of its kind.
The robot is currently in its pilot phase and has only been tested in a lab environment. It is due to hit the roads of Hertfordshire early this year for a ‘real-life’ road repair on a residential street in the county.