The Robotic Maintenance Vehicle (RMV) is an automated modular maintenance vehicle platform that performs standard road maintenance tasks, utilizing industrial automation components partnered with trusted names in road maintenance equipment.
In 2019 there were 135 work zone worker fatalities in the United States. Approximately 38% of pedestrian-involved work zone fatalities are work zone workers who are struck and killed by passing motorists.
Designed with safety as the priority, the RMV allows operators to be relocated from direct exposure to passing motorists. Road maintenance that once required a crew of operators and fleet of vehicles and equipment can now be reduced to the RMV, driver, and operator to oversee – at a fraction of the operating cost!
The Robotic Crack Sealer is the first module developed for the RMV platform. Utilizing smart AI vision that scans the road to accurately identify cracks in the pavement, accompanied by a 6-axis industrial robot and custom sealant kettle to precisely dispense the sealant; all powered by an onboard diesel generator.
What traditionally takes an entire crew and fleet of vehicles can now be accomplished with only a driver and operator to oversee maintenance operations.
Members of our team along with representatives from Seal Master, overseeing the Robotic Crack Sealer in action (from a safe distance) during our first road trial dispensing sealant.
In collaboration with necoTECH, the RMV: Robotic Crack Sealer was submitted in the AFWERX Challenge in the Airfield Maintenance & Repair category.
AFWERX Challenge is where individuals, startups, small businesses, large enterprises, academics, and research labs submit solutions to specific challenges to solve problems for the U.S. Air Force (USAF).
The RMV: Robotic Crack Sealer has been selected to attend the challenge showcase to meet with USAF evaluators to demonstrate our automated solution for robotic crack sealing.
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