CULVER CITY, CA—Earlier this month, robotics firm OnRobot opened its first U.S. office dedicated specifically to research and development of its collaborative robot end-of-arm tooling. The Danish startup acquired Perception Robotics, the Los Angeles-based maker of the Gecko Gripper, last year, but determined that Perception’s existing space was too small to support production, assembly and R&D capabilities.
The new facility offers researchers and engineers 6,000 square feet of space to work on new projects. It will initially house a staff of 17 and OnRobot will look to add more employees next year as tech giants Apple and Amazon take residence in the neighboring Ivy Station complex.
“We’re excited to be here and are looking forward to all the great things we’re going to accomplish in this region,” OnRobot CEO Enrico Krog Iversen said in a statement.
The company opened a new U.S. headquarters outside Dallas late last year.