Tiny robots reduce roadwork disruption

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Construction is an industry notorious for its lengths and often inconvenient effects. The incorporation of technology often seeks to diminish this, with drones assisting in building lightweight structures and robots constructing scaffolding. Now tiny robots could drastically improve one of Britain's most well-known nuisances: roadworks. 26.6 million GBP in funding from the UK government’s modern Industrial Strategy has been allocated to develop micro robots. Their aim is to be able to fix underground pipes. Such repairs often result in the above roads closing down entirely to allow for digging up the ground to access the pipes in question. At the…

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