OTTO Motors Unveils World's First Self-Driving Lift Truck to Revolutionize Material Handling Operations

CHICAGO – Sept. 11, 2018 – OTTO Motors™, a division of Clearpath Robotics, today announced the launch of the OTTO OMEGA, the world’s first truly self-driving lift truck.

For industrial engineers and operations professionals who need to reduce material handling costs, increase process throughput and improve plant safety, OTTO OMEGA is the easiest, safest and most reliable automated lift truck for busy factories and warehouses. Unlike traditional automated forklifts, OTTO OMEGA is the only lift truck able to react to changes on the factory floor in real time and move around obstacles to ensure deliveries happen on time, every time.

“Today’s plant managers have to keep busy factory floors operating quickly and efficiently without ever sacrificing worker safety,” said Matt Rendall, CEO and co-founder of OTTO Motors. “A truly self-driving lift-truck is a game changer when it comes to process efficiency, handling costs and site safety.”

Today, the OTTO OMEGA self-driving lift truck specializes in two jobs: autonomous floor-to-floor deliveries and semi-autonomous mode where workers can take over complex loading or unloading tasks. OTTO OMEGA can pick up and drop off skids fully autonomously, receive items to be put away, deliver parts to lineside, cross dock, transport dunnage and more. In semi-autonomous mode, OTTO OMEGA collaborates with workers who can seamlessly take over to manage loading and unloading pallet deliveries, including onto trailers and racks.

With powerful AI at its core, OTTO OMEGA learns new skills and how to do new jobs with every software update. The vehicle receives orders, reports on its status and notifies human operators of issues in real-time. It is always collecting data from its surroundings and learning from human operators while communicating with a centralized control system. OTTO OMEGA builds on OTTO’s decade of self-driving technology investment that helped define the self-driving material handling industry. OTTO OMEGA is the safest, most intelligent, and most productive self-driving forklift ever and with up-front costs or risks, it has the lowest cost per pallet in industry.

OTTO is demonstrating OTTO OMEGA on the floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show this week in Chicago. Attendees can visit booth #121424 in East Building, Level 2, to see OTTO OMEGA in action.

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About Clearpath

Clearpath Robotics Inc., provides industry-leading self-driving technology, products, and services to over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered through the company’s research and industrial divisions: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. Visit for more information.

About OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics Inc., designs, manufactures and operates flexible self-driving vehicles for material handling inside busy factories and warehouses. Using industry-leading self-driving technology, the easy-to-use OTTO vehicles move inventory safely and efficiently throughout the indoor supply chain. OTTO Motors is trusted for mission-critical deliveries and is proven in the most demanding of industrial environments spanning automotive, medical device, aerospace, logistics, and more. Customers include Fortune 100 brands like GE, John Deere, and Toyota. For more information, visit


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