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Minnesota DOT: Testing the Robot Road-Painter

Posted by Infra on Thursday, November 12th, 2015

University of Minnesota-Duluth Associate Professor Ryan Rosandich tests a prototype of a robotic arm he developed to paint messages and markings on roadways. He calls the machine the MnDOT Robot.

During a test in October 2015, the MnDOT robot painted a right-turn arrow and the word “ahead” on pavement at MnDOT’s Pike Lake station in Duluth.

Rosandich hopes commercial companies will show interest in further developing his proof-of-concept technology into something public works departments and state departments of transportation could use regularly to make work easier, faster and safer for their employees.

MnDOT Research on YouTube

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