Company

At RoadBotics, we want to make roads better throughout the world.

Idea

While working on autonomous vehicle sensors at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Christoph Mertz asked, “can the same image processing and A.I. technologies that are used to navigate autonomous vehicles be used to evaluate the conditions of the roads on which they travel? And, could we use a simple smartphone to do it?” Several years later, Dr. Mertz developed deep learning algorithms that could evaluate road images captured by a smartphone.

Founding

Identifying the potential of this transformative technology, co-founders Mark DeSantis, Dr. Benjamin Schmidt, and Dr. Mertz spun out RoadBotics in 2016. Soon after, the founders recruited a team of passionate individuals to commercialize the technology and offer solutions that would help disrupt the highly subjective and expensive pavement inspection process.

Impact

Today, over 95 governments across the U.S. and Australia use RoadBotics’ A.I.-based pavement assessments to fix the right roads at the right time while saving taxpayer dollars. RoadBotics is using A.I. to not only improve the world’s roads, but also all critical infrastructure that impacts people’s lives every day.

Our Founders

Mark F. DeSantis

Chief Executive Officer

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Benjamin Schmidt, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

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Christoph Mertz, PhD

Chief Scientist

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Advisory Board

Randall Iwasaki

Technical Advisor

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Ahmed Faheem, PhD

Technical Advisor

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Mitchell Weiss

Technical Advisor

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Associations