Automated system detects and fills cracks in asphalt roads

The problem is that crack repair is time consuming and labor intensive, so the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has come up with an automatic pavement crack detection and repair system that operates at comparable speeds to conventional methods, but with fewer people and less exposure to hazardous fumes.

Once the kinks are straightened out, the Georgia Department of Transportation may soon use robotic technology to automatically detect and seal highway cracks, improving worker safety and saving the state time and money.

The Georgia Tech Research Institute, which developed the prototype in conjunction with the agency, recently released a case study on the project, which began in 2003.

Source: GCN (