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Canadian firms listed among top 50 robotics companies to watch

Clearpath, Robotiq and Kinova recognized as among most notable robotics companies globally in 2015.

February 19, 2015   Mike McLeod

15-Feb-Clearpath-Grizzly-625Industry robotics industry web site, Robotics Business Review (RBR), unveiled its fourth annual RBR50 list, the online publication’s line-up of the most notable public and private companies in the global robotics industry.

This year, three Canadian robotics companies made the list, including relative new-comer, Clearpath Robotics. The Kitchener-based firm specializes in the design and manufacture of unmanned land and water vehicles for academic, industrial and military R&D applications.

In addition, St-Nicolas Quebec-based Robotiq, which designs and manufactures flexible electric robot grippers for robots in the manufacturing industry, kept its placement on this year’s listing.

Similarly, Kinova Robotics returned to the listing as well. The Boisbriand, Quebec-based company designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components and is best known for JACO, a six-axis robotic manipulator arm with a three-fingered hand for people with reduced upper body mobility.


Spanning 11 countries, RBR50 companies are judged based on their innovation, groundbreaking applications, commercial success and potential. The complete RBR50 listing is available on at the online publication’s website.

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