SANTA CLARA, Calif. — At RoboBusiness 2017 here earlier this fall, the keynote speakers provided their personal insights into where the automation industry is headed and what still needs to be done. Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics Inc., shares her thoughts about robotics and AI for logistics with Managing Editor Steve Crowe in the brief video below.
Among her other experience and accolades, Wise was manager of robot development at Willow Garage. She was also the closing speaker at this year’s RoboBusiness conference and expo. San Jose, Calif.-based Fetch makes mobile robots for warehouse and other environments.
Wise gives a preview of her address, in which she tried “to help people understand where we’ve come from in terms of technology, machine learning, and automation; where we’re at right now; and really where I think we need to be going and some of the hurdles and obstacles as we head in that direction.”
As for her own company, “Fetch is driving toward lights-out operations in warehouses,” Wise says. “We’re working on the movement of goods, [piece] picking, machine tending, and kitting.”
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