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The Aviation & Robotics Summit is an invite-only three-day interdisciplinary series of workshops, industry site tours, and networking opportunities taking place in Pittsburgh, on April 18-20th 2023. This unique Summit will bring together aviation and robotics industry professionals with the primary goal of solving aviation business and operational challenges with robotics solutions.

With over one hundred robotics organizations developing market solutions, and as the home of the world-class Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh is at the cutting edge of the robotics revolution. Innovation Works, Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh Robotics Network and Future Travel Experience are excited to host this Summit, bringing together a selection of the aviation industry’s most pioneering organizations to meet roboticist entrepreneurs to share learnings, explore potential use cases, and help accelerate the adoption, deployment, and commercialization of robotics technologies to solve real-world challenges in the aviation industry.

Solving aviation-specific challenges

The Summit will bring together innovators from the aviation and robotics industries with the aim of solving challenges and delivering significant improvements in a variety of areas, including:

baggage handling
assets management
Workforce support
and enhancement


Additional information will be released on an ongoing basis. Exact topics and timings are being finalized and may be subject to change.
Tuesday April 18

Upon arrival in Pittsburgh: Optional tours upon request of xBridge innovation projects and new technologies at Pittsburgh International Airport

16:00-20:00: Aviation & Robotics Summit Welcome Event

Wednesday April 19

08:00-13:00: Interactive workshop

13:00-17:00: Demos/tours of Pittsburgh robotics assets with applications for aviation

17:00: Networking happy hour


08:00-15:00: Interactive workshops