Podcast Episode 17 – Melonee Wise From Fetch Robotics

Show Description:

This weekly podcast features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, technology leaders and luminaries in the mobile robotics industry. If you love autonomous mobile robots as much as we do, then this is your weekly fix of inspiring stories about where this market is headed.

This week, host Mike Oitzman interviews Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics. Melanee was one of the contributors to the recently released RIA R15.08 autonomous mobile robot safety standard. In part two of our series on mobile robot safety, Melonee brings her point of view as a vendor developing solutions that comply with the R15.08 standard. Melonee has been a part of this industry since its inception and she also talks about what it takes to develop a complete AMR-based solution.

Links to items mentioned in the show:

Fetch Robotics – https://fetchrobotics.com/

Fetch Robotics R15.08 Webinar Registration

ANSI/RIA R15.08-1-2020 – American National Standard for Industrial Mobile Robots – Safety Requirements – Part 1: Requirements for the Industrial Mobile Robot –  https://www.robotics.org/robotics/ansi-ria-r15-08-1-2020

Purchase a copy of R15.08 $225https://www.robotics.org/bookstore-prod.cfm?category_id=118&product_id=453

ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 –  American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems- Safety Requirements


The podcast is sponsored this week by The Mobile Robot Guide (https://www.automatedwarehouseonline.com/), where you can find all of the latest news and information about mobile robots. The Mobile Robot Guide also publishes monthly Buyers Guides that provide you with complete product specifications and buying advice if you are in the market for a new mobile robotic solution.

The podcast is also sponsored this week by Wiferion. Wiferion is the leading solution provider for the mobile, wireless power supply of electric industrial vehicles. The inductive battery charging system of the etaLINK series charges fast and safe, fully automatic without contacts. The compactness and efficiency of 93% is unparalleled in its class. Find out more at https://www.wiferion.com/

This episode of the Mobile Robot Podcast is also sponsored by SICK. You’ll find SICK solutions on a majority of the autonomous mobile robots in production today. SICK has been around for more than 70 years and they are one of the most trusted industrial sensor brands in the world. You likely know by now that a LIDAR sensor is state of the art for mobile robot navigation and obstacle avoidance. SO – If you are building a new mobile robot, then you need to take a deep look at the sensors offered by SICK. If you are buying a mobile robot, then be sure to ask what brand of sensors are built into the robot. You’ll also find SICK sensors in use in applications such as light curtains for robotic safety barriers, proximity sensors in manufacturing and in barcode scanning applications across a number of logistics processes. With more than 70,000 products, there is a SICK sensor for all of your industrial applications.  Find out more at https://sickusablog.com/keeping-automated-vehicles-track-2d-lidar-localization/

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Written by

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at moitzman@wtwhmedia.com.