MILWAUKEE—OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation plans to create next-generation autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) equipped with Nvidia artificial intelligence technology. The goal of the initiative is to improve the performance and efficiency of the machines by using Nvidia’s Isaac robotics platform.

“We’re invigorated by this continued collaboration with Nvidia,” says Ryan Gariepy, chief technology officer at OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation. “Rockwell's industrial AI expertise, combined with Nvidia AI and robotics technologies, is going to help drive an exciting new generation of autonomous mobile robots.”

According to Rockwell’s recent “State of Smart Manufacturing Report,” AI ranks as the top feature manufacturers believe will drive the biggest business outcomes. In fact, 83 percent of manufacturers expect to use generative AI in their operations this year.

Rockwell acquired Clearpath Robotics Inc. and its OTTO Motors division in October 2023. As a Canadian start-up company, Clearpath pioneered AMR technology a decade ago.