Fresh off winning the RoboBusiness Pitchfire competition for startups, Unbounded Robotics’ Melonee Wise was bullish on the future of her less-than-one-year-old company and its open-source UBR-1 robot.
“Our Pitchfire win was a validation that we have a good business plan,” said Wise, CEO and co-founder of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Unbounded, which spun out of Willow Garage just this past January and unveiled its relatively low-priced one-armed mobile robot at RoboBusiness 2013 in late October.
The versatile, UBR-1 service robot is intentionally designed to be adaptable for any number of routine, repetitious tasks, such as shelf stocking and other material management jobs, while working safely around humans.
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