Road marking robot
Previously, the white markings on our roads were for many years been painted in an efficient and rational way by specially equipped trucks. On the other hand, symbols such as directional arrows, speed limits and pedestrian crossings were painted by hand. In the Nordic countries, the road administrations have for several years actively worked to reduce the risk of accidents when working on road maintenance. In order to increase productivity while reducing the risk of accidents, Intelligent Machines have developed an automatic road marking robot for painting road marks, on behalf of Street Smart Equipment, a company dealing with road maintenance equipment. The new robot makes it possible to automatically paint all types of road markings without personnel working directly on the road. The robot provides a powerful productivity increase as the need for TMA-Vehicles (protection vehicles) decreases and workload per worker increases.
The road marking robot has been field-tested with excellent results and will now be used in roadwork on the Swedish road network from the year 2015.