Robotic Maintenance of Road Infrastructures: The HERON Project [article]

Iason Katsamenis, Matthaios Bimpas, Eftychios Protopapadakis, Charalampos Zafeiropoulos, Dimitris Kalogeras, Anastasios Doulamis, Nikolaos Doulamis, Carlos Martín-Portugués Montoliu, Yannis Handanos, Franziska Schmidt, Lionel Ott, Miquel Cantero (+1 others)
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Of all public assets, road infrastructure tops the list. Roads are crucial for economic development and growth, providing access to education, health, and employment. The maintenance, repair, and upgrade of roads are therefore vital to road users' health and safety as well as to a well-functioning and prosperous modern economy. The EU-funded HERON project will develop an integrated automated system to adequately maintain road infrastructure. In turn, this will reduce accidents, lower
more » ... costs, and increase road network capacity and efficiency. To coordinate maintenance works, the project will design an autonomous ground robotic vehicle that will be supported by autonomous drones. Sensors and scanners for 3D mapping will be used in addition to artificial intelligence toolkits to help coordinate road maintenance and upgrade workflows.
arXiv:2205.04164v1 fatcat:enifeqadyzbhlp2fh5vqcbukpq