Gecko Robotics to move into new Pittsburgh headquarters

Pittsburgh-based Gecko Robotics signed a lease to move into a 70,000-square-foot space a Nova Place on the North Side, double the size of its current East Liberty location.

Gecko Robotics creates wall-scaling robots and predictive maintenance software for industrial inspections in fields such as oil and gas and power.

Gecko Robotics anticipates the new facility to open in November 2021. Jake Loosararian, co-founder and CEO of Gecko Robotics, said the company will also expand its Austin, Texas operations to 15,000 square feet and its Houston, Texas operations to 20,000 square feet this year.

Loosararian said the office expansions support Gecko Robotics’ plans to double the company’s current 130 employees in 2021, with a specific focus on hiring software engineers.

“Our vision for Nova Place is to build a world-class R&D environment that inspires innovation and customer service to the world’s most critical industries,” Loosararian said. “We need the world’s best engineers to do this, and we think Pittsburgh has access to this type of person.”

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