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The old fac­to­ries and ware­houses dot­ting the Al­legheny River make up Robotics Row, where Edge Case Re­search— which, among other things, tests self­driv­ing-car soft­ware—works out of 19th cen­tury sta­bles.

Bou­tiques and craft brew­eries have taken over Lawrenceville’s va­cant store­fronts in this once bluecol­lar neigh­bor­hood. Grab a cof­fee at Caffè d’Amore in Up­per Lawrenceville on your way to RE2 Robotics, 4

a ro­botic arm man­u­fac­turer. Far­ther south, Toll

Gate Re­vival sells re­claimed in­dus­trial ob­jects near Uber’s Ad­vanced Tech­nolo­gies.

With more than 500 em­ploy­ees,

Google’s 2 pres­ence in Bak­ery Square, site of a for­mer Nabisco fac­tory, looms large in East Lib­erty.

Startup ac­cel­er­a­tors Al­phaLab and Al­phaLab Gear re­side here, as does lan­guage-learn­ing app Duolingo, re­cently re­lo­cated from the Shady­side neigh­bor­hood.

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