Will drones be able to find, fill potholes?

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK are studying the use of drones to detect potholes and road weaknesses and then autonomously fix them. “We can support infrastructure which can be entirely maintained by robots and make the disruption caused by the constant digging up the road in our cities a thing of the past,” said Phil Purnell, a member of the university’s school of engineering. The drones will be tested and then begin a trial run in Leeds.