Just announced: The FTE Aviation & Robotics Summit will return to Pittsburgh on 14-16 May 2024, with Pittsburgh International Airport as the Host Airport. Interested in attending? Express your interest here and we will keep you updated with the latest news and developments.

18-20 April 2023

Aviation & Robotics Summit

Pittsburgh, The Robotics Capital of the world

Solving aviation challenges with robotics solutions

The Aviation & Robotics Summit is an invite-only three-day interdisciplinary series of workshops, industry site tours, and networking opportunities taking place in Pittsburgh, USA on 18-20 April 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 organisations 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 organisations to meet roboticist entrepreneurs to share learnings, explore potential use cases, and help accelerate the adoption, deployment and commercialisation of robotics technologies to solve real-world challenges in the aviation industry.

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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:



asset management

Airside-asset management


Aircraft servicing

Workforce support
and enhancement

Workforce support and enhancement

Agenda and essential timings

Tuesday 18 April

Upon arrival in Pittsburgh – For those flying into Pittsburgh, optional tours are available upon request of xBridge innovation projects and new technologies at Pittsburgh International Airport

16:00-20:00 - Aviation & Robotics Summit Opening Session

Wednesday 19 April

08:00-11:00 – Workshop kickoff, presentations and innovation tours at Carnegie Mellon University

This component is for aviation industry participants only

11:00-13:00 – Tours of Pittsburgh robotics companies with applications for aviation

This component is for aviation industry participants only. All transportation and lunch will be provided.

13:00-18:00 – Aviation & Robotics Summit Workshop Sessions

These sessions are for both robotics and aviation participants. Includes a Working Happy Hour during the workshop sessions from 16:00-18:00.

Evening – Dinner hosted by Pittsburgh International Airport for aviation participants

Thursday 20 April

08:00-15:00 – Aviation & Robotics Summit Interactive Workshops

Additional information will be released on an ongoing basis. Transportation will be provided on 19 April for aviation industry participants attending the tours and presentations at Carnegie Mellon University and local robotics companies.

Interested in attending?

The Aviation & Robotics Summit is an invite-only event and is open to senior aviation industry executives who are actively engaged in exploring and/or deploying robotics solutions to solve aviation industry challenges. Priority will be given to senior airport and airline employees.

The Summit is designed to be as interactive as possible and therefore all attendees will be expected to play an active role in the workshops and tours during the three-day Summit.

Capacity for this exclusive event is very limited. Interested parties must first express their interest in attending, and attendance is only confirmed when you receive confirmation in writing from Future Travel Experience or Pittsburgh International Airport.

To express your interest, please complete and submit the following form and a member of the team will get in touch with you very soon:

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