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OTTO Motors’ Autonomous Mobile Robots Now Available Worldwide

Jun 24, 2021

Pioneering AMRs Also Awarded Safety Certifications Kitchener, ON — June 24, 2021: OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today announced a series of partnerships to...

Autonomous Mobile Robots’ Value Is More Than Just Speed

May 11, 2021

Knowing the maximum materials-handling throughput for an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) can help to determine the number of people who can be reallocated from materials handling to more valuable tasks....

OTTO Motors’ Heavy-Class AMRs Exceed One Million Production Hours

Apr 06, 2021

Company releases next generation Autonomous Mobile Robot able to carry more materials faster than any other heavy-class AMR on the market Kitchener, ON., April 6, 2021 - OTTO Motors, a leading pro...

Clearpath Robotics announces $US 5 Million in Convertible Note Financing with BDC

Jan 27, 2021

Kitchener, ON., January 27, 2021 -- Clearpath Robotics Inc. (“the Company”) or (“Clearpath”), a leading industrial robotics company, is pleased to announce today that it has completed a US$5,000,0...

Clearpath Robotics Moves Towards Creating a More Inclusive Workplace with Diverse Board Appointments

Oct 07, 2020

Focus on diversity will improve performance, innovation, and employee experience Kitchener, ON, October 7, 2020 — Clearpath Robotics, a leading industrial robotics company, is pleased to announ...

Waterloo Robotics Startup Clearpath Extends Series C with $6.6 Million CAD

Sep 23, 2020

As it looks to secure more enterprise customers and grow its global network of delivery partners, Clearpath Robotics has raised an additional $6.6 million CAD ($5 million USD) as part of its Series C ...

McRock Joins Clearpath Robotics’ US$34 Million Series C Round

Sep 22, 2020

Toronto, Ontario -- (September 22, 2020) - McRock Fund II LP, the latest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) venture capital fund managed by McRock Capital, announced today that it has joined the p...

OTTO Motors Raises $29M to Fill Factories with Autonomous Delivery Robots

Jun 05, 2020

When Clearpath Robotics CEO and co-founder Matthew Rendall looks at the “miles” of roads inside industrial factories, he sees them filled with autonomous vehicles. And in the past five years, the co...

OTTO Motors Raises $29 Million to Staff Warehouses with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Jun 02, 2020

OTTO Motors, a company providing self-driving robot technology and services for research and industrial clients, this week announced it closed a $29 million financing round. Matthew Rendall, CEO of OT...

OTTO Motors Raises $29 Million to Take Its Autonomous Mobile Robots Global

Jun 01, 2020

Series C Round Comes Amid Growing Global Demand and Larger Deployments of OTTO's Proven AMR Technology (Kitchener, ONTARIO – June 1, 2020) – OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics, today annou...

Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems Adds OTTO Motors to Roster of Strategic Partners

May 11, 2020

Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems (MASEAS), a leading Technical Value Provider in the Northeastern United States, has partnered with OTTO Motors. As an authorized Value Added Distributor, MASEAS w...

Automotive Materials Handling: Anything But Routine

Apr 15, 2020

Automakers are finding new ways to improve operations and reduce costs while accommodating fickle consumers who want every feature imaginable. That's typically a tall order, but it's even more so in t...

OTTO Motors Helps Sunview Patio Doors Achieve Flexibility, Safety and Efficiency

Mar 10, 2020

Faced with customer demand for more customization, Sunview turned to OTTO self-driving vehicles as part of factory modernization ATLANTA – March 9, 2020 – Sunview Patio Doors is better able to meet...

Boston Dynamics Partners with OTTO Motors to Coordinate Mobile Robots in the Warehouse

Mar 03, 2020

Integration Demonstrates Flexible Automation For More Efficient Order Building (Waltham, MA - March 3, 2020) - Boston Dynamics, a world leader in mobile manipulation robots, and OTTO Motors, leader i...

Boston Dynamics’ Handle Teams Up With Mobile Robots on Warehouse Logistics

Mar 03, 2020

Today, Boston Dynamics and OTTO Motors are announcing a partnership to “coordinate mobile robots in the warehouse” as part of “the future of warehouse automation.” It’s a collaboration between OTTO’s ...

Kitchener- Based Self-Driving Industrial Robot Maker OTTO Motors Expands Into Japan

Feb 14, 2020

OTTO Motors, the industrial division of Clearpath Robotics, has expanded its operations in the Japanese market with a partnership alongside Japan-based trading company Altech. Based in Kitchener, OTT...

OTTO Motors Rolls Into Japanese Market

Feb 13, 2020

Over the past five years, OTTO Motors has established itself in North America as a leading supplier of self-driving industrial robots that move materials around warehouses and manufacturing facilities...

OTTO Motors Announces Expansion to Japan

Feb 12, 2020

Partnership with Altech Co. Ltd. serves growing market and demand in Japan (Tokyo, Japan - February 12, 2020) - OTTO Motors, the industrial division of Clearpath Robotics Inc, today announced its ent...

No Killer Robot Ban in Sight Half a Decade Later

Oct 11, 2019

The chief technology officer and co-founder of Waterloo Region's Clearpath Robotics made headlines five years ago when he penned an open letter detailing why the company was the world's first robotics...

What Is Industry 4.0, Anyway?

Sep 06, 2019

In conversation with Matt Rendall, CEO of Clearpath Robotics, and David McPhail, CEO of Memex, we discussed Industry 4.0 at length. What follows is a condensed version of that conversation, and our an...

Boosting Enterprise Efficiency: The Rapid Rise of AI-Powered Robotic and Autonomous Systems

Aug 16, 2019

Drawing on the brain power of artificial intelligence, robotic and autonomous systems are freeing organizations from tedious and repetitive work, while making the world safer and easier to navigate....

Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors Continue Rapid Growth Trajectory with Addition of Experienced Chief Financial Officer John Vukovic to Leadership Team

Jun 25, 2019

Kitchener, Ontario (June 25, 2019) - Clearpath Robotics and subsidiary OTTO Motors are proud to announce the addition of John Vukovic as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to their joint leadership team. V...

OTTO Motors Announces Self-Driving Vehicle for Mid-Range Material Handling

Apr 08, 2019

CHICAGO – April. 8, 2019 – OTTO Motors™, a division of Clearpath Robotics, today announced the launch of OTTO 750, the first self-driving vehicle for material handling with a payload of 750 kg. ...

A Robot in Every Factory: The $230-Million Bid to Help Automate Ontario’s Manufacturing Sector

Feb 07, 2019

Innovation Nation: If the program works as intended, cookie factories and printing shops could soon be using robotic arms and self-driving vehicles. ...

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

Sep 11, 2018

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 engineer...

The CEO of OTTO Motors Has Some Intriguing Ideas

Sep 02, 2018

OTTO is focused on material movement jobs like bringing raw materials to the line, cross docking pallets, and moving parts between processes. OTTO can reduce or eliminate labor spend on low-value work...

Elon Musk, AI Leaders Pledge Not to Develop “Killer Robots”

Jul 19, 2018

A group of top companies and researchers in the artificial intelligence field, including Alphabet’s DeepMind, Clearpath Robotics/Otto Motors, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and University of California at B...

Clearpath Adds Veteran Business Leader Linda Fayne Levinson to Board of Directors

May 09, 2018

Levinson joins world-class support team for Canadian self-driving vehicle manufacturer (Kitchener, ON, Canada – May 9, 2018) Clearpath Robotics today announced the addition of veteran business leade...

Stopping Killer Robots Before They Get to Us First

Apr 11, 2018

The National takes a look at the advancements in technology, what weapons manufacturers have already started producing, and hear from AI and robotics experts who are campaigning for bans on this techn...

Why HPC Matters: Putting AI in the Driver’s Seat

Apr 04, 2018

Fueled by the power of high-performance computing systems, artificial intelligence is increasingly used to drive commercial, industrial and personal vehicles. ...

OTTO Motors Introduces API Integration Solution, Enabling Connected Industrial Automation for Manufacturers

Mar 08, 2018

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – March 8, 2018) OTTO Motors is proud to officially release the OTTO Industrial API, solving one of the major hurdles in manufacturing today: achieving a fully connected and op...

Columbia Machine Announces Partnership with OTTO Motors

Feb 01, 2018

Columbia Machine recently partnered with OTTO Motors to incorporate the OTTO 1500 Self Driving Vehicle (SDV) into current and future applications....

Robots and Big Data Will Drive Future Productivity for Industry

Jan 18, 2018

Dell EMC works with OTTO Motors to help the company capitalize on the power of big data....

Google Maps Visionary Joins Clearpath Advisory Board

Jan 11, 2018

Brian McClendon will advise Canadian self-driving vehicle maker on mapping technologies (Kitchener, ON, Canada – January 11, 2018) -- Clearpath is proud to welcome former vice president of Google’s a...

OTTO Motors Wins OCE Mind to Market Award

Oct 19, 2017

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – October 19, 2017) – OTTO Motors is proud to announce their win of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) 2017 Mind to Market Award. The award was presented at the OCE Annual ...

Drexler set to Inspire Industry 4.0 Leaders at SCMAO 2017

Oct 17, 2017

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – October 17, 2017) – Simon Drexler, Director of Product will be speaking at the 2017 Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario (SCMAO) Annual Conference in Brampton, ON. T...

OTTO Motors CEO, Matt Rendall, to Keynote DEX EXPO 2017

Oct 05, 2017

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – October 4, 2017) – We are pleased to announce that Matthew Rendall, CEO of OTTO Motors will be presenting the Keynote address at Design Engineering Expo (DEX) 2017. As a serie...

Watch OTTO 1500 and the FL6200SW from Columbia Machine at PACK EXPO

Sep 26, 2017

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – Sept 26, 2017) - OTTO Motors is proud to be a part of the Columbia Machine demonstration at PACK EXPO 2017. The revolutionary self-driving technology of OTTO is a complement t...

OTTO Motors Founder Signs Open Letter to UN for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

Aug 22, 2017

"Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare. Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at time scales faster than...

This Mobile Cobot Frees Machinists from an Inefficient Secondary Process

Jul 31, 2017

Otto Motors’ self-driving vehicle combines with Yaskawa Motoman robot arms takes over a tedious manual process that was hanging up Hirotec’s lean manufacturing goals....

HIROTEC AMERICA Partners with OTTO Motors for Lights-Out Manufacturing with Mobile Manipulation

Jun 28, 2017

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – June 28, 2017) HIROTEC AMERICA has partnered with OTTO Motors to automate HIROTEC Group’s spare parts production as part of an overall strategic goal to achieve lights-out ma...

GE Healthcare System Report: Lean Repairs

Jun 27, 2017

OTTO Motors Self-driving vehicles improve cycle times and reduce floor space at GE Healthcare’s new repair operations center in Wisconsin....

GE Healthcare: Self-Driving Vehicles are the Centerpiece of ROC

Jun 19, 2017

At GE Healthcare’s repair operations center, or ROC, in Wisconsin, the OTTO self-driving vehicles are the centerpiece of an automated Kanban, delivering repair parts and equipment through the facility...

The Big Picture: Adaptability as King

Jun 11, 2017

It’s time to begin automating your warehouse to keep pace with business. Either through growth in e-commerce or a restructuring of the distribution center network, many warehouses that used to do fine...

Automation Media Announces Matt Rendall as New Contributor

Jun 06, 2017

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – June 6, 2017) AutomationMedia.com is pleased to announce Matt Rendall as an editorial contributor. Matt Rendall is CEO and Co-Founder of OTTO Motors where he is responsible f...

Drive Manufacturing Summit Most Important Industry Event of 2017

May 11, 2017

OTTO Motors presents manufacturing conference to gather industry leaders for immersive learning and planning for the future (Kitchener, ON, Canada – May 11, 2017) Continuous improvement is no longer...

GE Healthcare Finds a Lot to like About OTTO Motors’ Self-Driving Vehicle

Apr 27, 2017

At the GE Healthcare repair facility, a fleet of Otto 1500 vehicles has not only enabled the company to significantly improve material flow, but also to free up floor space....

OTTO the Assimilating SDV

Apr 19, 2017

A pair of OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicles at a GE repair facility have quickly learned how to find their way around the plant— and employees....

GE Uses OTTO Motors to Support Lean Manufacturing of Medical Equipment

Apr 19, 2017

OTTO self-driving vehicles transport medical equipment in GE Healthcare’s Milwaukee-based Repair Operations Center for quick and reliable delivery of equipment (Kitchener, ON, Canada – April 19, 201...

Driverless Fork Trucks Are Ready for Prime Time

Apr 04, 2017

Industrial applications of collaborative lift trucks are here, though food companies shy away....

Test-Drive OTTO Motors’ Robot In-House with 5-Day Pilot Program

Apr 04, 2017

Mobile robotics supplier OTTO Motors is highlighting the ease with which simplified configurations of their OTTO 1500 and OTTO 100 self-driving vehicles can be implemented within a warehousing, manufa...

OTTO Motors Upgrades Self-Driving Vehicles with Rugged Construction, Expanded Software

Apr 04, 2017

Self-driving vehicle provider OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics Inc., announced an update to its Otto 100 self-driving vehicle....

OTTO Motors Advances Industry with Vehicle Update, Connected Software and ‘Test Drive’ Program

Apr 04, 2017

Provider of self-driving vehicles for material handling launches updated OTTO 100, Industry 4.0 capability, and a customer first ‘Test Drive’ program (Kitchener, ON, Canada – April 4, 2017) Today OT...

America May Miss out on the Next Industrial Revolution

Mar 23, 2017

In a talk Tuesday at SXSW, Rendall painted a picture of the future of robotic job displacement that focused less on automation and more on the realistic ways in which the robotics industry will reshap...

Robotics Business Review Names OTTO Motors a Top Robotics Company in 2017

Mar 21, 2017

OTTO Motors elected to RBR50 Kitchener, ON, Canada, Mar. 21, 2017 – Robotics Business Review (RBR) has unveiled the sixth annual RBR list, naming OTTO™ Motors as one of the most noteworthy comp...

OTTO Motors Releases Statement on Waymo v. Ottomotto Lawsuit

Mar 17, 2017

CEO addresses concerns of brand confusion: OTTO™ Motors is not Ottomotto (Kitchener, ON, Canada – March 7, 2017) OTTO™ Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics Inc. and provider of self...

Continuous Improvement Isn’t Enough: Industry 4.0 Sets a New Bar

Feb 27, 2017

OTTO Motors raises $30 million to become a Tesla of the factory floor...

OTTO Motors to Provide Toyota with Flexible Automation

Feb 14, 2017

Toyota Mississippi to use the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle for tire delivery in assembly plant (Kitchener, ON, Canada – February 14, 2017) OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath and provider of self...

Robots are Crucial to the Always-On Supply Chain

Jan 19, 2017

Mobile robots speed material flow to fulfillment workstations and between manufacturing processes, and help consolidate storage space and future-proof operations. Robotic mobility leads to traceabilit...

These are the Robots who are Fulfilling your Christmas Orders

Dec 21, 2016

Some of the gifts you order this holiday season just might get shipped with the help of a robot....

OTTO-mating Material Handling

Dec 12, 2016

The Waterloo, Ont. innovator's self-driving vehicles help manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0....

Automating Smart Factories of the Future

Dec 07, 2016

As the ‘smart’ manufacturing revolution takes hold around the world, Bloomberg’s Michael Bancroft visits the home of Otto Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics, which designs autonomous vehicles th...

Robots in Warehouses: Job Killers or Indispensable?

Nov 30, 2016

The days of warehouses bustling with workers to pick boxes and fill orders could soon be a thing of the past if robotic automation continues to gain momentum. ...

Clearpath Among Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America

Nov 16, 2016

Clearpath ranks on the Deloitte Fast 50™ and Fast 500™ (Kitchener, ON, Canada – November 16, 2016) Clearpath, a leading provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, has been...

AGVs Pioneer New Paths in the Warehouse

Nov 01, 2016

Drexler, for one, believes AGVs will have an edge over autonomous highway vehicles. "We believe the adoption rate for self-driving vehicles will accelerate faster indoors than outdoors," he says. OTTO...

Clearpath Raises $30 Million to Become a Tesla for the Factory Floor

Oct 05, 2016

Ontario tech firm Clearpath Robotics has raised $30 million in a Series B round of venture funding to scale up production of its self-driving vehicles. They’re not exactly Teslas or Google self-drivi...

Clearpath Raises $30M to Expand Indoor Self-Driving Vehicle Market

Oct 05, 2016

Funding from iNovia Capital, Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures and previous investors will expand new OTTO Motors division (Kitchener, Ontario – Oct. 5, 2016) – Clearpath Robotics, a leading provider...

Why Caterpillar and GE Are Investing in This Self-Driving Vehicle Company

Oct 05, 2016

Self-driving vehicles that can seamlessly shuttle people around cities are years away—perhaps even decades, depending on who is providing the forecast. But the founders of OTTO Motors aren't wor...

Meet The Robots Taking On The Most Dangerous Jobs

Oct 03, 2016

Clearpath develops self-driving robots to handle some of the more dangerous jobs in the industrial workplace. See them in action....

OTTO Motors Wins Gold Stevie in the International Business Awards

Aug 24, 2016

OTTO Motors is recognized for the OTTO 100 self-driving vehicle (Kitchener, ON, Canada – Aug 24, 2016) OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® in the 13th Annual...

OTTO-mated Material Handling

Jun 30, 2016

Clearpath’s self-driving OTTO vehicle line transforms the way material is transported....

What’s Happening in Robotics? Five Trends to Watch

Jun 29, 2016

Industrial robots used to be dumb, somewhat inflexible, and mostly blind - but also fast, precise and very efficient. As the cost of components, sensors and vision systems has been dropping, vision-en...

OTTO Motors Named on SDCE Top 100 Supply Chain Projects for 2016

Jun 28, 2016

Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes OTTO Motors for the innovative implementation of self-driving vehicles at GE Healthcare facility (Kitchener, ON, Canada – June 28, 2016) OTTO Motors, provi...

OTTO Motors Named Edison Award Winner

Apr 26, 2016

OTTO Motors wins Silver at New York Ceremony for OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle (Kitchener, ON, Canada – April 26, 2016) OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath and provider of self-driving vehicle, w...

OTTO Motors to Provide GE Healthcare Repair Center with Self-Driving Vehicles

Apr 21, 2016

A fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles will automate just-in-time parts delivery within Milwaukee facility (Kitchener, ON, Canada – April 21, 2016) OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath and provider ...

Yaskawa and Clearpath Partner to Develop Mobile Manipulation Solution

Apr 08, 2016

(Dayton, OH – April 8, 2016) – Yaskawa and Clearpath have partnered to develop a mobile machine tending and material movement solution ideal for shop floor environments. This fully integrated soluti...

Miniaturized Sibling of OTTO Material Handling Robot Joins Clearpath Fleet

Mar 23, 2016

Today, Clearpath is announcing a bite-sized follow-up to the OTTO 1500, the OTTO 100. It’s smaller, more agile, slightly cuter, and with a 100 kg payload, is just the right size to be your new best fr...

OTTO Motors Expands Line of Self-Driving Vehicles for Industry

Mar 23, 2016

OTTO 100 provides light-load material transport for today’s modern factories and warehouses (Kitchener, ON, Canada – March 23, 2016) Today, OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath, expanded the OTTO l...

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Mar 13, 2016

Collecting boxes off a conveyor belt and stacking them neatly on a pallet can be boring, backbreaking work. So when robotic palletizers began to show up in warehouses some 15 years ago, their arrival ...

Tesla Co-Founder Joins Clearpath Board of Advisors

Mar 08, 2016

Marc Tarpenning joins Clearpath’s Board of Advisors to support self-driving vehicle development (Kitchener, ON, Canada – March 8, 2016) Clearpath Robotics is proud to announce Marc Tarpenning, co-fou...

Steering Toward Safety in a World of Self-Driving Robots

Mar 07, 2016

A swarm of robots will soon be overtaking John Deere’s Horicon, Wis., plant. Sometime this year, a fleet of new-generation AGVs will begin zipping through the lanes of the company’s assembly line, ha...

OTTO Motors Joins John Deere Supply Base

Feb 23, 2016

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – February 23, 2016) OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath and provider of self-driving vehicle technology, has been chosen to supply self-driving vehicles for assembly line conv...

Clearpath Listed as 2016 Supply Chain Pro to Know

Feb 18, 2016

Clearpath’s Director of Industrial Solutions, Simon Drexler, wins supply chain industry award (Kitchener, ON, Canada – February 18, 2016) Clearpath’s Director of Industrial Solutions, Simon Dr...

Clearpath Wins 2016 RBR50 Award

Feb 16, 2016

Robotics Business Review names top 50 companies to watch in 2016 (Kitchener, ON, Canada – February 16, 2016) Robotics Business Review (RBR) has unveiled its fifth annual RBR50 list, naming Clearpath ...

Clearpath CEO Joins Robotic Industries Association (RIA) as new Board Director

Feb 09, 2016

Clearpath CEO, Matt Rendall, has been selected as one of RIA’s four at-Large Directors. (Kitchener, ON, Canada – February 9, 2016) Clearpath Robotics’ Chief Executive Officer, Matt Rendall, ha...

AGVs Roll Into the Next Frontier

Jan 13, 2016

Consumer demands are driving massive change in manufacturing and distribution. As some companies work to bring or keep operations stateside to improve service levels, they face a more expensive and sh...

Why the Rise of the Robots is Good for Business in Canada

Dec 02, 2015

Matthew Rendall started his robotics company six years ago with a $50 investment and a huge dream. Then came the “blood, sweat, tears and blind ambition” needed to get the enterprise off the ground, r...

Workforce Planning – Finding the Right Workers for Your Distribution Centres

Dec 02, 2015

Distribution centre managers know the challenges of managing a temporary or part-time workforce. Some of those challenges are unique to this “not-full-time” subset of employees....

Self-Driving Cars will Cruise the Factory Floor Before They’re Big on the Open Road

Oct 15, 2015

Clearpath Robotics, a Canadian maker of field and service robots, has a new self-driving car named OTTO. But it’s not for the road. The moving platform is designed for heavy-load transport in industri...

Clearpath Announces Shift into Self-Driving Vehicles for Industry

Sep 23, 2015

Canadian robotics manufacturer releases new warehouse robot with GE Ventures as strategic investor and GE as first customer. (Kitchener, ON, Canada – September 23, 2015) Clearpath Robotics, a global...

Clearpath Raises $11.1m to Build Ethical Industrial Robots

Aug 27, 2015

“Customer focused from the get-go, [the Company] received five purchase orders from companies involved in robotics research before they even built their first robot.”...

This Startup Wants Robots in Every Warehouse

Aug 05, 2015

Amazon’s proprietary Kiva robots are state-of-the art inventory fetchers, saving humans from walking up to 11 miles per shift, some experts estimate. They’ve helped Amazon build some of the most effic...

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