Pittsburgh startup to compete in new category at SXSW

Pittsburgh-based Roadbotics rose to the top of over 800 applications worldwide as one of 50 startups to present at this year’s annual SXSW Pitch competition held in Austin in March, and gaining visibility at the competition’s location is a strategic move for the company.

The startup, which combines machine vision and machine learning technology with smartphones to diagnose road defects, a useful tool for city public works departments, will present alongside four other startups in the newly-added artificial intelligence category. The pitch competition will also feature a new blockchain category this year.