HausBots have been selected to trial their innovative wall climbing robotic solution on the removal and prevention of graffiti on the road network.
Graffiti on bridges and next to roads can be distracting for drivers and the clean-up often requires lane or road closures, disrupting traffic. And it is costly – up to £10,000 to remove one instance of graffiti.
Earlier this year, Highways England launched a competition with partners Kier and Connected Places Catapult to identify new solutions for dealing with graffiti.
More than a dozen companies submitted their concepts and products and the five most promising entries have now been announced. These winning ideas will each get up to £30,000 to spend taking their products forward.