Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has made a strategic investment in Clearpath Robotics, a Canadian-based company that develops and sells autonomous mobile robots (AMR). Mitsubishi Electric aims to strengthen its support for complete factory optimization and automation by utilizing AMR systems and continue to contribute to the further development of manufacturing automation through open innovation and investments in companies with diverse ideas and advanced technologies.
Clearpath Robotics is a global leader in the development of AMR technology. Its ownership of OTTO Motors, an autonomous mobile robot brand for manufacturing facilities and warehouses, has been instrumental to the introduction of numerous AMR systems to the market.
Mitsubishi Electric, supported by partners such as Clearpath Robotics, is continuously evolving digital manufacturing through integrated solutions that utilize FA equipment, simulators, and other software using real and digital information. In the future, Mitsubishi Electric will envisage smart factories that integrate manufacturing and logistics to realize mass customized production and full factory automation by maximizing the use of the integrated solutions.