A kickstarter crowd funding campaign is underway to bring a robot repair shop to Pittsburgh International Airport.
It’s not to help out all the PIT passengers who break their robots in transit. It’s to give a new home to a popular public art installation that was once in downtown Pittsburgh.
Toby Atticus Fraley’s original Robot Repair Shop was an 18-month art pop-up shop that depicted a fictitious business described as looking as if the owners left for vacation, “leaving robots in various stages of repair, including one peering through the store windows longing for life in the outside world.”
If funding to reconstitute the Robot Repair Shop is secured, the new installation will look much like original shop but will be three times the size and located at the airport on Concourse A near Southwest Airlines gate A15.