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Local Robotics Company Leases 32,000 Square Feet in Pasadena, Increases Footprint Eleven-Fold

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 2:36 pm

Miso Robotics, a developer of artificial intelligence-driven robots that assist chefs in food preparation, has leased 32,623 square feet of office and lab space in Pasadena.

The Pasadena company is leasing 21,994 square feet at 680 E. Colorado and 10,629 square feet at 650 E. Green St. With the new leases, Miso Robotics is expanding its current footprint of 3,000 square feet almost eleven-fold.

“These new locations will serve as Miso Robotics new headquarters and lab space for its Robotics Engineering Lab in Pasadena’s Playhouse Village,” said Steuber. “It is a continued testament to the growing tech and research and development scene in the City of Pasadena. These two new spaces will help the Miso Robotics team as their robotics automation business continues to thrive.”

Miso Robotics’ Flippy, the burger flipping robot has been working in restaurants since 2018. The technology was first used at Pasadena’s CaliBurger restaurant in March of that year.

Sensors help the robot detect when the burger should be flipped. When the robot detects that the burger is fully cooked it moves it for a human to finish the burger preparation.

Flippy now helps fry chicken tenders and crispy tater tots at the Chick ‘N Tots stand in Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In addition, the robot, made by Miso Robotics, a leading robotics and artificial intelligence solutions company based in Pasadena, has received full certification by NSF International for meeting sanitation standards for commercial kitchen equipment and secured an ETL Listed Mark by Intertek for meeting UL electrical safety standards.

CBRE’s Scott Steuber, Hunter Brown and Jake Bobek represented the tenant. Todd Doney & Juliana Sampson represented the landlord at 680 E Colorado.

The CBRE team just completed two other significant leases in Pasadena, one for Narrative Ads, a provider for social creative for the world’s leading performance marketers, and one for Pasaca Capital, a private investment company focused on technology innovation.

Tech, gaming and the creative sectors supported leasing activity in Los Angeles in the third quarter of this year, according to CBRE research. Greater Los Angeles experienced negative net absorption in Q3 of 36,315 square feet, but a marked improvement from the average 2 million square feet of negative net absorption seen each quarter from Q2 2020 through Q1 2021.

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