The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center has awarded Gecko Robotics with an 18-month, $1.5 million contract through the SBIR program.
Gecko Robotics’ technology is made for the power generation, oil and gas, heavy manufacturing and defense industries.
Gecko Robotics, which has developed a wall-climbing robot for industrial inspections, has raised Series B funding to continue to grow its staff.
Despite a few high-profile failures, robotics investments kept going strong in April 2019, with funding flowing to companies working on self-driving cars, supply chain automation, and robots in healthcare.
There’s no shortage of dangers in a power plant. One of the most persistent dangers is the inspection of equipment in the plant. Typically, human inspectors are responsible for checking the boilers, tanks, and other equipment in power plants and industrial facilities. The work is hot, dirty, and dangerous. Pittsburgh-based startup Gecko Robotics offers wall-climbing…