Kebotix Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based technology startup, is partnering with Northeastern University’s Roux Institute in Portland to establish an office and research footprint in Maine and to hire local talent.

The venture capital-backed startup, founded in 2017, has developed a platform that uses artificial intelligence and robotic automation to discover chemicals and materials significantly faster and more affordably than by conventional means, Kebotix says.

“Kebotix is a long-tenured research partner of Northeastern, and we’ve been fortunate to extend our relationship to the Roux Institute,” Michael Pollastri, senior vice provost and academic lead for the Roux Institute, said in Wednesday’s announcement. Read more