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OTTO Motors Unveils First Self-Driving Lift Truck 

| September 11, 2018

OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors™, a division of Clearpath Robotics, 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, what the company calls, the “easiest, safest and most reliable automated lift truck for busy factories and warehouses.”

Here’s what’s special: 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.”

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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