Jun 23, 2017
In this episode of the AI and Robot Show, Signe Brewster speaks with Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise about the state of the art in automation. Wise, who was also employee No. 2 at robotics pioneer Willow Garage, shares some details on how Fetch's warehouse robots functions and also goes into depth on, among other things, human-robot interaction; how consumer demands and practices have influenced warehouse processes; the immense value of open source robotics libraries; and why the future of home automation might look more like the Roomba than like Rosie.
In the news segment, co-hosts Derrick Harris, Signe Brewster and Chris Albrecht discuss how artificial intelligence might start and fight future wars; Tesla's new AI director; and why urban settings pose challenges for self-driving cars but provide a prime opportunity for delivery robots.