Gecko Robotics to create new jobs in Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 23, 2020
Gecko Robotics, a developer and operator of robots used in automated infrastructure inspections, has been approved for new state funding to expand operations at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania facility.
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Provided through the Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC) program, $120,000 in funding will enable Gecko Robotics to further develop its research and development robot and software projects and tap into new markets.
The funding will help Gecko Robotics hire operators to perform inspections, attract engineering talent to Pittsburgh, and invest in building-related expenditures. Gecko Robotics has committed to investing $16.1 million in the project and will hire 120 new employees and retain 39 employees at its Pittsburgh location.
Gecko Robotics, founded in 2013 and relocated to Pittsburgh in 2015, develops and operates robots to automate infrastructure inspections.
Gecko has developed wall climbing robots that perform inspections typically done by humans, dramatically reducing downtime, creating safer workplaces, and saving millions of dollars for companies. ■