By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Carnegie Mellon students are working to use artificial intelligence to more efficiently clean restrooms at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

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The goal of the latest project in the collaboration between the Pittsburgh International Airport and CMU is to calculate real-time cleaning schedules using artificial intelligence.

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These schedules will take into account when and where flights are coming in and how many people are using a restroom. And eventually, sensors will alert employees when soap needs to be refilled and garbage needs to be emptied.

The airport says a single flight can make a mess of a nearby restroom while others at nearby gates might not need to be cleaned as quickly.

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The project is under the airport’s Bridge innovation center, which is a 10,000 square foot innovation center “custom-built to nurture the evolution of the aviation industry and inspire creative solutions to its many challenges.”