Clearpath Robotics Blazes a Trail With Its Self-Driving Warehouse Vehicles

IEEE Member Ryan Gariepy helped found the startup as an undergrad
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Clearpath Robotics Blazes a Trail With Its Self-Driving Warehouse Vehicles

Clearpath’s Otto 1500 self-driving transporter [above] is designed to move materials around a warehouse, avoiding obstacles while taking the fastest possible route to its destination. IEEE Member Ryan Gariepy [below] cofounded Clearpath while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Clearpath’s Otto 1500 self-driving transporter [above] is designed to move materials around a warehouse, avoiding obstacles while taking the fastest possible route to its destination. IEEE Member Ryan Gariepy [below] cofounded Clearpath while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

While IEEE Member Ryan Gariepy was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, he and three of his classmates entered a robotics competition—which led them to launch their own venture. The four students, each possessing his own set of engineering and business skills, founded Clearpath Robotics in 2009 in nearby Kitchener. The privately held company’s revenues are now in the millions.

Clearpath Robotics, which started out by customizing outdoor vehicles for academic researchers, branched out last year to make self-driving vehicles for industrial warehouses…

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