Manpower for driverless cars? Uber staffs up East Coast robotics hub

Uber Technologies Inc. is quickly building up its presence in Pittsburgh, with the rideshare startup looking to fill an additional 19 engineering positions at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center…
Uber has has yet to disclose how many it currently employs at the Lawrenceville-based center. Several senior researchers — likely dozens — were hired away from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center by Uber prior to an announcement Feb. 2 that the two entities would partner on the robotics center.