Clearpath expands self-driving vehicle line for industry
Stephen LawAutomation / Robotics Engineering
OTTO 100 provides light-load material transport for today’s modern factories and warehouses
Kitchener ON-based Clearpath Robotics expanded its OTTO line of self-driving vehicles with OTTO 100, a vehicle designed for autonomous light-load material transport in factories and warehouses.
“The OTTO 100 takes the high quality and reliability of the OTTO 1500 and puts those advanced capabilities into a smaller form factor.” says Matt Rendall, chief executive officer at Clearpath. “This enables new self-driving services in distribution, e-commerce, and manufacturing.”
The OTTO 100 system delivers dynamic and efficient light-load transport in increasingly congested industrial operations. Traditional material handling systems require costly and rigid changes to infrastructure, cannot adapt to a changing environment, and are not safe for collaboration with warehouse personnel. OTTO does not rely on external infrastructure for navigation, making implementation hassle-free and highly scalable.
OTTO 100 uses Clearpath’s self-driving OS to provide autonomous transport up to 220lb loads at speeds up to 4.5mph, while tracking along optimal paths and safely avoiding collisions. The vehicle can be configured with a lift, bin carrier, or cart and integrates directly with ERPs via the OTTO enterprise fleet management system.