Pittsburgh-based technology company, Roadbotics, that automates road evaluations, has been chosen amongst numerous candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers.
RoadBotics was drawn out of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and implements artificial intelligence (AI) to upgrade the world’s roads and infrastructure.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers involve startups to established enterprises functioning from all around the globe which are engaged in the design, advancement, and distribution of modern technologies and innovations, and are poised to create a major effect on business and society. Technology Pioneers community is a comprehensive section of the bigger Global Innovators community of start-up companies at the World Economic Forum.
Upon its selection as Technology Pioneer, Benjamin Schmidt, president, and co-founder of RoadBotics is invited to take part in the World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions around the year. RoadBotics will even participate in Forum initiatives over the subsequent two years, closely working with policymakers and the private sector officials to help determine the global agenda on fundamental issues.
Susan Nesbitt, head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum stated “We’re excited to welcome RoadBotics to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” and she further added, “RoadBotics and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”
“We are excited to be selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Technology Pioneers”, said Schmidt. “This award acknowledges the contribution our industry-leading technology has made to public infrastructure management, and we’re proud to be helping governments make data-driven decisions.”
This current year’s cohort selection marks the 20th anniversary of the Tech Pioneers community. All through its 20-year run, various Technology Pioneers have constantly contributed to development in their industries whereas few of them have even become household names. Some of the past beneficiaries comprise of Spotify, Twitter, Google, Airbnb, Mozilla, Wikimedia, Kickstarter, TransferWise, and Palantir Technologies.