August 22, 2017      

RoboBusiness is proud to announce that Melonee Wise, CEO of RBR50 company Fetch Robotics, will deliver the closing keynote at RoboBusiness 2017 (Sept. 27-28 in Santa Clara, Calif.).

Wise’s keynote, “The Future of Intelligent Automation,” will reflect on the biggest lessons learned from RoboBusiness. Wise will also share her vision of how AI and robotics will continue to evolve and reshape industry and society in the near term.

San Jose, Calif.-based Fetch Robotics develops collaborative, autonomous mobile robots for the warehousing and logistics markets, introducing its Fetch and Freight robots in 2015. Recently, Fetch successfully completed a pilot with technology group Wartsila and DHL, the world’s leading logistics company. The companies teamed up to test Fetch’s mobile robots to learn about the added value of robotics in a warehouse environment and to learn about the human-technology interface between robots and employees.

On Aug. 21, Fetch partnered with Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain. Surgere launched its Robotically Optimized and Balanced Inventory (ROBi) product to help automate cycle counts and improve overall accuracy of on-hand inventory within automotive manufacturing and warehouse environments.

ROBi integrates Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with Fetch mobile robots to autonomously capture RFID label information from all angles and directions. Moving on programmable routes, the integrated platform transfers asset identification and location data to Surgere’s cloud-based asset management system.

Prior to joining Fetch, Wise was CEO and co-founder of Unbounded Robotics. Before that, Wise was Manager of Robot Development at Willow Garage, where she led a team of engineers developing next-generation robot hardware, including the PR2 and TurtleBot. She also has extensive experience in the growth of ROS as a research and commercial platform. Wise is currently a Mentor in the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator.

RoboBusiness is the only event dedicated to meeting the needs of the entire robotics ecosystem, by addressing the challenges of doing business in an ever-increasing robotics and automation landscape. Join thousands from around the world as they learn to build robotics strategies that can be immediately put to use.

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