KIPP Sunnyside High School InvenTeam

Houston, TX
Autonomous Pothole Remediation Device and Material for Houston Roads

The KIPP Sunnyside InvenTeam invented a semi-autonomous robot and an asphalt patch compound to repair cracks and potholes in roadways. The system minimizes material waste and road repair worker hazard while providing longer-lasting fills. The robot consists of three main subsystems: drive train, material heater and mixer, and extruder. The drive train is controlled by one worker, instead of an entire work crew. The mixer and heating element evenly mixes the repair material, which lasts longer than standard cold patch asphalt due its flexible and hydrophobic nature. Finally, this novel material is extruded into cracks and potholes for a long-lasting improvement to filling potholes.

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April 5, 2016

Happy Spring!!!!

February 23, 2016

Well, our Mid-Grant Technical Review was a success and we gained lots of new insight, connections, and momentum in the process!!! 

February 4, 2016

We are kicking off the month with a bang and have quite a few developments to share.

January 15, 2016

We've gotten off to a running start!! We've had a productive time back from Winter Break and want to share our progress.