industryXchange robotics


The College of Engineering’s industryXchange brings together industry, Penn State faculty, and government agencies to jointly explore collaboration opportunities for research and student engagement. Since the inception of industryXchange in 2017, initial collaborations fostered at the annual event have spurred $2.5 million in direct sponsored research agreements between the University, industry, and governmental partners, as well as industry support to federal awards.

industryXchange 2024: Robotics

May 21-22
Franco Harris Pittsburgh Center at Penn State
1435 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238

This collaborative event, led by the Penn State College of Engineering, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Robotics Network (PRN) and Robotics Factory of Innovation Works, will bring together Penn State faculty, graduate students, industry leaders, and government agencies to network, discuss industry needs, and explore robotics research opportunities. Space is limited at the venue. 


May 21

3:30 p.m. | Registration
4:30 p.m. | Welcome | Tonya Peeples, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Opening keynote
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Posters/networking reception*

*This reception will include CEOs of robotics companies who are part of PRN's CEO Happy Hour attendees.

May 22

7:30 a.m. | Registration
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Welcome | Video: Neeli Bendapudi, Penn State President; In-person: Andrew Read, Penn State Interim Senior Vice President for Research
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. | Industry keynote
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. | Break
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | INDUS-X: Space Robotics
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Digital Foundry
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Concurrent breakouts

  • Agricultural Robotics
  • Robots and Humans in Industry
  • Robotic Applications in Land, Space, and Sea

4:30 p.m. | industryXchange concludes

Hotels and Parking 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to a number of hotels, including: 

Weekday parking is not available at the Energy Innovation Center. Parking is permitted across the street at the Melody Lot through PPG Paints Parking, where the regular daily rate is $6.50.