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A&K’s Autonomous People Mover Wins 2019 American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Shark Tank Competition 

Chicago, Illinois — July 11, 2019 — A&K Robotics was named winner of the Airport Shark Tank at the 5th Annual Airport Innovation Forum, where our Autonomous People Mover (APM), designed to improve mobility assistance in airports, was selected as the most impactful solution by the audience of North America’s leading aviation industry leaders. 

The event was hosted in Chicago by AAAE, the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives, where the APM won by a landslide of votes. A&K Robotics’ CEO Matthew Anderson presented the potential of the APM mobility solution to increase accessibility, elevate passenger experience and make people’s lives better. With insights from of panel of expert judges, A&K Robotics earned 58% of the audience vote, winning against several later-stage companies.

As focus shifts from revenue to better customer experience, airports are increasingly looking to innovate to ensure seamless operations and improved ground experience for passengers. With over 99% autonomy, our navigation platform is one of the best-performing systems in the market and has been developed as part of a suite of new digital applications designed to optimize airport operations by better managing passenger flow, using real-time traffic data and machine learning.


A&K Robotics develops autonomous vehicles for indoors. A&K equipped intelligent machines are tested and proven across a diverse array of complex real-world environments, from retail, to airports, to education facilities, delivering accurate and reliable indoor transportation where objects are frequently moved and people are active.

A&K was founded on a shared belief that robotic technologies can drastically improve our world and quality of life. Through applied research A&K is developing innovative, helpful robots that will benefit people and advance a knowledge-based economy for future generations. For more information, on our Autonomous People Mover and company news please visit and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter


About AAAE Airport Shark Tank

The Airport Shark Tank is where innovators test their ideas on stage with airport industry leaders. The annual event is hosted the American Association of Airport Executives, the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives. A select number of start-up companies are invited to pitch to a panel of expert judges that ask the hard questions and give their insights to help the audience vote for the most impactful startup.

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