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World Economic Forum recognises Fetch Robotics as a ‘Technology Pioneer’

Fetch Robotics, a developer of warehouse robots, was selected from hundreds of candidates as a World Economic Forum “Technology Pioneer”.

Fetch Robotics is said to have made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of robotics, and for its ability to address the rapidly increasing demands for flexible warehouse automation.

Fetch Robotics develops and manufactures collaborative autonomous mobile robot solutions for the warehousing and intralogistics markets. 

Fetch combines the industry’s broadest line of mobile robots with its unique cloud-based robotics platform, FetchCore.

The AMRs from Fetch Robotics support multiple applications in material handling and data collection, such as finding and moving anything from parts to pallets in warehouses, factories and distribution centers.

Customers are able to deploy in a matter of hours, adapt in moments, and generate powerful insights from robot data. The combination addresses the widest range of applications and delivers the fastest time to automation of any solution on the market.

Following its selection as technology pioneer, Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

This meeting, also dubbed “Summer Davos” will be held in Tianjin, China, September 18-20.

Many Pioneers will also attend the annual meeting in Davos, in January 2019, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives in the course of the next two years.

Fulvia Montresor, head of technology pioneers at the World Economic Forum, says: “We welcome Fetch Robotics in this diverse group of technology pioneers.

“Fetch Robotics and its fellow pioneers are front and center in shaping the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution and we believe they will be transforming society and industry in a positive way in the years to come.”

Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics, says: “On behalf of Fetch Robotics, it is an honor to be named as a Technology Pioneer. This recognition validates that our robots are transforming the warehouse and logistics industries.

“Because our Autonomous Mobile Robots are simple to deploy and safe to use, Fetch Robotics is changing the way businesses think about material handling and logistics. It’s no longer a question of robots or humans; it’s robots and humans.”

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives.

The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership.

Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.