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Monday, March 27, 2017

Tomsk students have created a drone to repair minor road pits


If very soon there will be a small spider-like robots, do not worry, is to develop the student of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) Vsevolod Rachis. He invented a robot to repair minor road pits and submitted it for exhibition in his hometown.

With the mind of a robot-road Builder is very similar to the flying robot, the only difference is that the brainchild of the Tomsk student all the time moves on the earth. With the camera it finds a hole, drove up to her, scans the ultrasonic sensor and builds a depth map. Then, without departing from the pits, artificial intelligence drone decides to fill the deepening of special quick-drying emulsion.

As reported in the University, author of Vsevolod Races worked on the project together with the students of Tomsk University of control systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) for about three months. According to the guys, the idea is to make a robot-roadman was born to them while driving.

-Repair minor road pits is a problem that is now solved difficult and costly process. Our robot can help the road. He is able to work autonomously, but a human presence is desirable not to fall asleep something extra,” explains the author of the development.

The team would like to invite students of another University – Tomsk state University of architecture and construction. If all goes according to plan, a working prototype of the robot. may appear in a year or two. Hope to move the project also instills the fact that a drone caught the attention of the Governor of Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin.

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