Clearpath Robotics unveils self-driving warehouse robot, accepts funding from GE Ventures


Clearpath Robotics has given a name to its long hinted at self-driving warehouse robot: OTTO. The robot is designed for heavy-load transport in industrial settings and promises decreased operating costs. OTTO is currently deployed in five test facilities, one of which belongs to GE. GE Ventures has also become a strategic investor in Clearpath for […]

As CEO Brett Proud departs, Laurentian maintains buy rating on Guestlogix

Former Guestlogix CEO Brett Proud.

The departure of Guestlogix (TSX:GXI) CEO Brett Proud won’t have a material impact on the company’s long-term prospects, says Laurentian Bank Securities analyst Mona Nazir. On Wednesday, Guestlogix announced that Proud had advised the board that, effective immediately, he would retire from his position as CEO and director. A new special committee will begin the […]

BlackBerry hints at next big play in the Internet of Things market


In an interview with The Indian Express in New Delhi, President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions, Sandeep Chennakeshu, hints at BlackBerry’s next major play in the Internet of Things market, a 200 mm weatherproof high-value asset tracking box with an IP67 certification and a five-year battery life. “It is 100 per cent our design and concept,” says […]

Saskatchewan Undergrads Win European Mars Rover Design Competition


The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST), composed of undergraduate students, has taken first prize at the 2015 European Rover Challenge in Podzamcze, Poland. The ERC is a competition meant to design a workable rover robot capable of surviving on the surface of Mars, and is open to teams from around the world. The […]

Canadian Manufacturing & Exporters and RtTech hosting Mississauga SMART Event


Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Moncton’s RtTech Software will be holding a collaborative event called Smart Manufacturing Meets SMART Program, at Microsoft Canada’s head office in Mississauga, on October 6 at 11:00. Founded in 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is the country’s largest trade and industry association, representing more than 10,000 companies, more than […]

Avigilon rises after management shuffle

Avigilon CEO Alexander Fernandes.

Shares of Avigilon (TSX:AVO) are up today after the company announced a change in its management structure. Gone are COO Bryan Schmode and VP of Global Operations Collis Heath. Replacing them is a new structure that will see the company’s seven departments; product development, sales, marketing, operations, finance, legal and human resources, reporting directly to […]

Watch a live feed of these underwater robots off B.C.’s coast

Ocean Networks

Scientists working with the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada launched a three-week mission on August 25, involving two robotic vehicles named Jason and Hercules that will be live streaming their findings for the public to watch online as they dive up to three kilometres below the surface. The two ships, an exploration vehicle (E/V) […]

Apivio Systems is still undervalued, says PI


Better than expected second quarter results confirm PI analyst Pardeep Sangha’s conviction about Apivio Systems (TSXV:APV), he says. On Friday, Apivio reported its Q2, 2015 results. The company earned $321,062 on revenue of $15.15-million, a topline that was 3% over the same period last year. “We continue to make progress in the Korean market,” said […]

Aterlo Networks NightShift Helps New Zealand Internet Users Watch Netflix


New Zealand internet service provider Wireless Nation is now offering the NightShift, a device built by Waterloo, Ontario’s Aterlo Networks, to its customers, which allows viewers to cache Netflix programs at night, or during times when a sizeable download won’t be counted against their data cap. As much as streaming video services such as Netflix […]

360-Degree Bublcam Ships to Kickstarter Backers


Toronto 360-degree virtual reality camera makers Bubl Technology Inc. have begun shipping their Bublcam to backers of their Kickstarter campaign, which launched in November 2013. The spherical camera captures the full field of vision surrounding the camera without blind spots. “We are all so happy and enthused to get the Bublcam in the hands of […]