A robotic 3D printer on wheels will repair the roads of the future

A robotic 3D printer on wheels will repair the roads of the future

Addibot

A graduate of Harvard University, mechanical engineer Robert Flitch has joined the numerous line of 3D printing devices with his robotic mobile Addibot printer.

Over his creation, Robert worked for more than two years. The idea he embodied, like all the talented, is very simple: he combined in one device a moving robot with a 3D printer. The main purpose of Addibot is to remove potholes on any flat surface, whether it’s a road surface or an ice rink.

 Addibot

The first prototypes were equipped with 2D cartridges filled with water. With their help Addibot was engaged in grinding ice on various skating rinks. The team of Robert Fitch remained satisfied with the results of the tests, and then proceeded to create an option for repairing the pavement.

Developers have to create special materials to fill potholes and cracks, and in the future – and a complete update of roads. Robert Fitch and his colleagues are determined to keep pace with the times. In their plans – the creation of a robotic printer, which will lay a conductive road surface for electric vehicles.

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