Tech company bringing more engineering jobs to Pittsburgh college students

PITTSBURGH — More engineering jobs are coming to Pittsburgh, as the city’s “Robotics Row” continues to grow.

Honeywell, a North Carolina-based company, is building a robotics center on Smallman Street in the Strip District – joining Uber’s advanced technologies lab and Argo AI in the neighborhood.

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It is opening the tech center focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and advanced robotics for warehouses and distribution centers dealing with an ever-growing demand from e-commerce.

Honeywell is also tapping into local talent and partnering with CMU's national robotics engineering center to help develop some of the technology.

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Students at Carnegie Mellon are thrilled about the news.

"Considering our robotics department here and how much it's booming, I think it's a great choice for that company to come here," said Julia Lee.

A spokesperson for Honeywell told Channel 11 the company is in the building stages and does not have a timetable for when the center will open.

In the near future, Honeywell will be looking to hire software and other engineers -- as well as robotics designers.