Ryan Gariepy is co-founder and CTO of both Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. He serves on the board of the NSERC Canadian Robotics Network, Open Robotics, and is a co-founder of ROSCon, the first and largest conference for robotics developers. Ryan is also an advisor to several startups and venture capital groups, and helped found the Next Generation Manufacturing Canada initiative.
Ryan guides the development of OTTO Motors’ autonomous control software and self-driving technology while guiding the continued expansion of research platform lines and custom industrial automation solutions. His previous work experience included UAV user experience and control systems design at Aeryon Labs as well as deployment and systems analysis on what were the world’s largest fleets of mobile robots at Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics).
Ryan completed both a B.A.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a M.A.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and has over fifty pending patents in the field of intelligent systems.