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OTTO Motors Optimizes Floor Space in Manufacturing Facilities, Expands Software Capabilities

Feb 28, 2024 | Press

Autonomous mobile robot provider advances its comprehensive software with improvements to commissioning, security, and interoperability support. Kitchener, ON — February 28, 2024 — OTTO ...

OTTO Lifter Wins Readers’ Choice Award for Product of the Year

Dec 12, 2023 | Press

Autonomous Mobile Robot Recognized in the Mobile Robotics Category as the World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift Kitchener, ON — December 11, 2023 — OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation, a ...

Rockwell Automation completes acquisition of autonomous robotics leader Clearpath Robotics and its industrial offering OTTO Motors

Oct 02, 2023 | Press

Acquisition gives Rockwell end-to-end autonomous production logistics solutions MILWAUKEE – Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and d...

OTTO Motors Launches the Highest Performing Heavy-Duty Autonomous Mobile Robot for Compact Spaces

Sep 11, 2023 | Press

OTTO 1200 delivers unmatched throughput with its quick maneuverability and industry-leading average speed Kitchener, ON ⸺ September 11, 2023 ⸺ OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile r...

Rockwell Automation signs agreement to acquire autonomous robotics leader Clearpath Robotics

Sep 05, 2023 | Press

Acquisition to accelerate Rockwell’s end-to-end autonomous production logistics solutions, providing safer, more efficient manufacturing environments for customers MILWAUKEE - Rockwell Automation, In...

OTTO Lifter Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2023 International Business Awards®

Aug 14, 2023 | Press

Autonomous Mobile Robot Recognized in the Manufacturing Solution Category as the World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift Kitchener, ON — August 14, 2023 — OTTO Motors, a leading provider o...

OTTO Lifter Named Material Handling Solution of the Year

Jun 15, 2023 | Press

Autonomous Mobile Robot Recognized as a Leading Supply Chain Technology for 2023 Kitchener, ON — June 15, 2023 — OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), toda...

OTTO Motors’ CEO Announced as a Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023

Jun 12, 2023 | Press

Matt Rendall’s entrepreneurial spirit helped grow a university project into a global robotics company Kitchener, ON — June 12, 2023 — EY Canada today announced Chief Executive Officer an...

OTTO Motors Unveils North American Sales and Service Expansion With OTTO Certified Dealers

May 23, 2023 | Press

Company partners with leading material handling equipment organizations to offer best-in-class technical support within arm’s reach of growing customer base Kitchener, ON — May 23, 2023 —...

Mitsubishi Electric Announces Strategic Investment in OTTO Motors to Accelerate Industrial Automation

May 12, 2023 | Press

Kitchener, ON — May 12, 2023 — Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503), a global leader in factory automation solutions, today announced a strategic investment in Clearpath Robotics,...

OTTO Motors Makes Major Strides for Interoperability Standard VDA5050

May 03, 2023 | Press

As one of the first autonomous mobile robot (AMR) vendors to support the VDA5050 standard, OTTO Motors is dedicated to unlocking new possibilities for autonomous material handlingKitchener, ON —...

​​Nord Modules and OTTO Motors Announce Strategic Partnership to Enhance Capabilities of Autonomous Material Handling Workflows

Apr 26, 2023 | Press

The global leaders in industrial automation have partnered to provide an integrated material handling solution for manufacturers that reduces costs and increases productivity Stuttgart, DE —...

OTTO Motors' Leading Autonomous Mobile Robots Launch in Europe

Apr 25, 2023 | Press

North America’s leading autonomous mobile robot provider grows operations with their formal expansion into the European market at LogiMAT 2023 Stuttgart, DE — April 25, 2023 — OTTO Motors...

OTTO Motors and Kollmorgen Initiate Strategic Technical Collaboration

Apr 24, 2023 | Press

OTTO Motors, the pioneer of AMR technology, and Kollmorgen, the pioneer of AGV technology, explore joint capabilities to provide innovative solutions to a demanding and fast growing global materials h...

OTTO Motors' VP of Product Awarded as a Supply Chain Pro to Know for 2023

Mar 22, 2023 | Press

Jay Judkowitz Recognized as an Executive Whose Accomplishments Have Helped Move the Needle in the Supply Chain Kitchener, ON ⸺ March 22, 2023 ⸺ Jay Judkowitz, VP of Product at OTTO Motors, a leading ...

OTTO Motors Launches Midsize Autonomous Mobile Robot and Makes Industry-Leading Strides in Software Development

Mar 20, 2023 | Press

Company releases new software powering the industry’s most comprehensive fleet of AMRs with the ability to handle any material handling job up to 4,200 lb. Kitchener, ON ⸺ March 20, 2023 ⸺ OTTO Mot...

OTTO Motors Named to Fast Company’s 2023 List of Most Innovative Robotics Companies

Mar 02, 2023 | Press

The robotics leader has been recognized as an organization transforming industries and shaping societies Kitchener, ON ⸺ March 2, 2023 ⸺ OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (A...

OTTO Motors Named Top 20 AI Companies to Watch in Canada

Dec 21, 2022 | Press

The Autonomous Mobile Robot Company has been Awarded the Vector AI20 for 2023 Kitchener, ON ⸺ December 21, 2022 ⸺ OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has been acknowle...

A.I. Fuels Aerospace Manufacturing Automation

Dec 09, 2022 | News

When Phil Freeman started his aerospace career toward the end of the 20th century, there were no robots drilling holes for fasteners on aircraft. “We learned a lot about why; (it’s because of) the wa...

OTTO Motors Named to Communitech’s Team True North 2022 Roster

Oct 24, 2022 | Press

Robotics Leader Recognized Among Top One Per cent of Canada's Private Companies Kitchener, ON — October 24, 2022 — OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), toda...

OTTO Motors Latest Software Release Enables Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) to Drive Faster and More Predictably, Helping Manufacturers Achieve Higher Throughput

Oct 10, 2022 | Press

Kitchener, ON -- October 10, 2022 - OTTO Motors today announced the release of a software upgrade that significantly increases the speed of its material handling autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). The...

Guidance Automation Becomes the First UK Reseller of OTTO Motors’ Autonomous Mobile Robots

Sep 07, 2022 | Press

Guidance Automation, an award-winning pioneer in guidance, navigation and control technologies, today announces that it has become the first reseller of OTTO Motors’ autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) i...

OTTO Motors Software Release Gives Unparalleled Visibility Into Fleet Performance of Autonomous Mobile Robots

Jun 07, 2022 | Press

Facilities operationalizing material handling automation can now leverage powerful analytics and insights to target process improvements Kitchener, ON -- June 7, 2022 - OTTO Motors, a leading prov...

ek robotics and OTTO Motors Announce Global Technology Partnership

May 31, 2022 | Press

Transport robots from ek robotics combined with software from OTTO Motors expand the range of services for autonomous material handling in the global intralogistics market ek robotics, the world'...

OTTO Motors Launches World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift

Mar 24, 2022 | Press

OTTO Lifter is Available Through Integrator Partners and Material Handling Solution Providers Kitchener, ON -- March 24, 2022 - OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to...

OTTO Motors Expands Executive Team

Dec 14, 2021 | Press

Robotics and Automation Expertise On Hand for Automotive Industry Growth Kitchener, ON -- December 14, 2021 - OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) today announced that M...

OTTO Motors and Siemens Partner to Implement Leading Autonomous Mobile Robot Material Handling Solution

Oct 05, 2021 | Press

Kitchener, ON — October 5, 2021 OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and Siemens Canada, a leader in the global digital transformation in industry and a division o...

OTTO Motors’ Autonomous Mobile Robots Now Available Worldwide

Jun 24, 2021 | Press

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | Press

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

(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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | Press

(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 | Press

(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 | Press

(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 | Press

(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 | Press

"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 | News

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 | Press

(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 | News

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

(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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | Press

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 | News

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

OTTO Motors to Provide Toyota with Flexible Automation

Feb 14, 2017 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | News

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

Automating Smart Factories of the Future

Dec 07, 2016 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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 | News

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 | News

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 | Press

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...

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