ROBOTS GO MAINSTREAM: CLEARPATH ROBOTICS NOMINATED FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Clearpath Robotics has received honorary status in the International Business Awards - vote Clearpath today for favorite company

(Kitchener, ON, Canada - September 4, 2013) Clearpath Robotics is in the running for the 2013 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies; a feature in the International Business Awards, which are now in their 10th year. The general public worldwide will vote for their favorite companies until September 18 at http://favoritecompanies.stevieawards.com/default.cfm. To vote for Clearpath Robotics, enter code Y216B or select the category 'Industrial'.


"This is an incredible recognition for our company and our efforts in product innovation to automate the world\'s dullest, deadliest and dirtiest jobs with robots. Robots are going mainstream and this nomination is proof!" said Matt Rendall, Chief Executive Officer at Clearpath Robotics.

Clearpath's Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle was announced the Gold Stevie Award winner in the International Business Awards last month for 'Best New Product or Service of the Year - Industrial Products & Services'. The win has qualified Clearpath Robotics for the 2013 People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies; in addition, it has brought recognition to Clearpath's ability to develop state-of-the-art, leading edge robotic vehicles. Grizzly, for instance, is the first of its kind to fuse robotic automation and utility vehicles. Any traditional utility vehicle implement can be attached to Grizzly RUV, making this robot adoptable by mainstream users.
Clearpath Robotics designs and builds unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development. The Company was founded in 2009 and has grown into a multi-million dollar company since, with customers in academic, environmental, industrial, and agricultural industries. World leaders utilize Clearpath's platforms and services for leading edge research initiatives. Initiatives have spanned from next-generation Mars Rover prototypes to autonomous mining vehicles in harsh environments.

About Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics, a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, is dedicated to automating the world's dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs. The Company serves leading researchers in over 30 countries worldwide in academic, corporate and military environments. Recognizing the value of future innovation, Clearpath Robotics established PartnerBot, a grant program to support university robotics research teams, internationally. Clearpath Robotics provides robust solutions that are engineered for performance, designed for customization, and built for open source. Visit Clearpath Robotics at www.clearpathrobotics.com, follow us on Twitter @clearpathrobots or like us on Facebook.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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