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OTTO Lifter Wins Readers’ Choice Award for Product of the Year


OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today announced that their autonomous forklift, OTTO Lifter, has been recognized as Product of the Year in the Mobile Robotics category by Material Handling 24/7 and Material Handling Product News.

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Autonomous Mobile Robot Recognized in the Mobile Robotics Category as the World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift (Photo: Business Wire)

Autonomous Mobile Robot Recognized in the Mobile Robotics Category as the World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift (Photo: Business Wire)

OTTO Lifter, the world’s smartest autonomous forklift, unlocks new pallet transport workflows for manufacturers while lifting up to 2,640 pounds (1,200 kg). Optimized for floor-to-floor transport and stand-to-floor transport, OTTO Lifter automates a variety of workflows, including cross dock transport, outbound to storage and inbound to storage, and palletizer to stretch-wrapper. The magazine’s readers awarded the AMR for its unique features which enable faster mission completion times, delivering high productivity and ROI with a smaller fleet. Built on OTTO Motors’ 15 years of industry-leading robotics expertise and over 5 million production hours, OTTO Lifter predictably and precisely delivers the right materials to the right place, at the right time. This year alone, OTTO Lifter was also recognized as the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award and named the SupplyTech Breakthrough Material Handling Solution of the Year.

“It’s an honor to see OTTO Lifter being recognized once again for its unique capabilities that deliver improved productivity and safety in manufacturing facilities and warehouses worldwide,” said Jay Judkowitz, Vice President of Product at OTTO Motors. “It’s even more rewarding to win a readers’ choice award, where real manufacturers have recognized the value of our autonomous forklift.”

The Product of the Year Readers’ Choice Awards honor the achievements of companies for advancements in material handling systems and equipment within manufacturing, distribution centers and warehouses. Winners are chosen by Material Handling 24/7 and Material Handling Product News readers over a two-week period. This year, readers cast over 5,000 votes.

For more information on OTTO Lifter, visit

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 29,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit

About OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation

OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation is a global leader in autonomous technology for material handling inside manufacturing and warehouse facilities. With over five million hours of production experience, OTTO autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are trusted in mission-critical operations for some of the world’s most recognized brands. OTTO Motors was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Robotics Companies of 2023. For more information, visit


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