Robots are rising in San Antonio.

That may sound like a cheerleader’s refrain from economic development talking points, but when it comes to robots, San Antonio keeps winning.

With the late April news of Plus One Robotics’ $33 million funding round and expansion, germ-zapping robot maker Xenex’s explosive growth and several other companies like Reckon Point, Xyrec and Renu Robotics gaining momentum, the South Texas robot business is booming.

And don’t forget Southwest Research Institute and Toyota, San Antonio’s heavyweights in the robot game.


Then there’s the SATX Robotix Meetup, a group of more than 430 people who’re either in the business or interested in the industry. Erik Nieves, chief executive and co-founder of Plus One Robotics at Port San Antonio, said the group is better attended than Austin’s version.

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