Rockwell Automation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Ontario, Canada-based Clearpath Robotics Inc., a leader in autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs) which they consider the next frontier in industrial automation, stating that this acquisition will, “supercharge Rockwell’s lead in bringing the Connected Enterprise to life.”

AMRs are often used to transport parts and materials to assembly lines and between manufacturing cells, and autonomous production logistics has the ability to transform workflows throughout manufacturing. In acknowledgement of this, Rockwell states that, “Clearpath’s OTTO Motors Division offers fleet management and navigation software which dramatically increase throughput and reduce costs by ensuring components and subassemblies are in place when needed.”

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