Clearpath Robotics expands to Silicon Valley, eyes self-driving vehicle market

Clearpath Robotics Chief Product Officer Mike Hanuschik

Kitchener, Ontario’s Clearpath Robotics has hired Mike Hanuschik as their new Chief Product Officer, who will focus on leading product strategy, design and branding ahead of opening Clearpath’s new Product Design office in Silicon Valley. “Mike has a proven track record of building world-class teams and developing complex robot systems that are well adopted,” said […]

5 Questions With Louis Desmarais of ThermoCeramix

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ThermoCeramix, of Boucherville, Quebec, is an engineering company engaged in research and development of heating solutions for industrial, commercial and residential applications, allowing customers to dramatically cut energy consumption. For the food service industry, they’ve made the Downtown Grill, which the company touts as a breakthrough for the BBQ industry, allowing users to cook using […]

5 Questions With Brooks Bergreen of HIT Technologies

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HIT Technologies makes the HITCASE, a shock-proof and waterproof iPhone case that allows users to bring their technology with them into whatever adventure they care to bring it on. Their offering arose from a conviction that the future of moviemaking would be accomplished using iPhone and GoPro cameras. What does your company do? HIT Technologies […]

Burnaby’s Delta-Q Technologies Drives Electric Vehicle Market Via Focus on Lean Manufacturing

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While all of the media glory regarding the development of electric infrastructure for vehicles goes to Elon Musk’s Tesla, Delta-Q Technologies of Burnaby has been quietly innovating the field of electric vehicle battery charging technology, mostly for golf carts, forklifts, aerial work platforms and floor care machines. It’s not as sexy as the electric car, […]

Haywood cuts target on DataWind, says stock still a buy

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Higher than expected expenses have Haywood analyst Massimo Voci cutting his price target on DataWind (TSX:DW). Yesterday, DataWind reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 results. In the fourth quarter, the company recorded revenue of $11.04-million, up 98% from the $5.5-million topline it posted in the same period last year. “In fiscal 2015, we began […]

Waterloo’s Smarter Alloys Set to Commercialize SmartArch Dental Archwire

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Waterloo company Smarter Alloys has announced a series of case studies for its new SmartArch product, “the first and only biomechanically optimized orthodontic archwire”, ahead of its commercial unveiling. In May, they showed SmartArch to the annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists in San Francisco. These case studies are set to finish in […]

An Interview With Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall

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Founded in 2009 by four University of Waterloo grads, Clearpath Robotics has racked up some hefty clients, including the Canadian Space Agency and the Department of National Defence. Last August, the company rather brilliantly earned itself some organic publicity by penning an open letter taking a stand against the development of “killer robots”, or autonomous […]

Augmented Reality Glasses Getting Closer To Reality

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This report was adapted by Cantech Letter from a piece prepared by Sophic Capital. For the original report, and more in-depth research, please visit Sophic Capital’s website, here. Awed by the AWE 2015 Conference We briefly discussed the potential of augmented reality in our three virtual reality research reports. We knew that augmented reality is […]

Urthecast soars after company says it will launch earth observation satellites

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Shares of Urthecast (TSX:UR) are up today after the company Friday said it would design, build, and launch the world’s first fully-integrated, multispectral optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) commercial constellation of Earth Observation satellites in 2019 and 2020. “We’ve been working on the Constellation for over a year now and we’re delighted by the […]