November 22, 2022
Pittsburgh International Airport has announced a collaboration with Ottonomy.io for a pilot project to offer select passengers a contactless delivery system with autonomous mobile robots.
Ottonomy is partnering with Pittburgh’s xBridge Innovation Center, the airport’s technology proving ground for technologies and startups that provide solutions for the industry and beyond. The airport is a proof-of-concept site for technologies in a real-world operating environment, as well as a pilot site for companies’ first deployments.
In the airport pilot program, volunteer customers will be able to order and receive beverages at designated drop-off points in Pittsburgh’s Airside T terminal. Ottobot is a fully autonomous robot that can provide deliveries inside airports, and is currently deployed at multiple airports in the U.S. and Europe.
“We are committed to providing the best customer experiences by discovering and implementing innovative solutions that utilize cutting-edge technology,” said Cole Wolfson, director of xBridge. “Pittsburgh International Airport’s xBridge has built a culture of innovation and we are excited to partner with Ottonomy to advance this technology in an airport environment.”
Ottonomy said its Ottobots can navigate autonomously through crowds and unpredictable environments through its proprietary Contextual Mobility Navigation platform. The system uses a comprehensive suite of tools to manage a fleet of robots across multiple locations.
“Airports are dynamic and crowded environments, and are a perfect testbed for real-world deployments of Ottobots,” said Ritukar Vijay, co-founder and CEO of Ottonomy. “Ottobot provides the only fully autonomous delivery experience for indoor and outdoor environments. We are seeing tremendous interest in our technology from leading airports and organizations across the globe.”
For more details on Ottonomy, visit its website here.