GE and Caterpillar have joined forces by investing in Clearpath Robotics, a startup focused on bringing self-driving vehicles to the factory floor.
This startup, which has been around since its founding out of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, CA, has been focused on research and development of robots that transport materials, pallets, and other items from one area of a warehouse or factory to another.
What would typically require a forklift operator to drive across the factory floor, an often timely activity, can be carried out through autonomous vehicles with a smaller footprint than a forklift and no need for overtime pay or lunch breaks

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