Fetch Robotics Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

  • World Economic Forum on Thursday announced its selection of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018, the most diverse class of such pioneers ever.
  • Companies were selected for their potential to “transform society and industry” and “shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Fulvia Montresor of the World Economic Forum said.
  • Fetch Robotics was recognized for its ability to address the rapidly increasing demands for flexible warehouse automation.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 21, 2018Fetch Robotics, the leader in on-demand automation, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”. Fetch Robotics 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.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

Fetch Robotics develops and manufactures collaborative Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solutions for the warehousing and intralogistic 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.

“We welcome Fetch Robotics in this diverse group of technology pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “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.”

“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,” said Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics. "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.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found at http://wef.ch/techpioneers18. More information on past winners can be found here.

About Fetch Robotics

Fetch Robotics is the pioneer of on-demand automation. The FetchCore Cloud Robotics Platform provides the only Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solution that deploys in hours vs. days or weeks and addresses multiple applications – including material handling and data collection – with a common, unified, cloud-based platform. Fetch Robotics offers turnkey and extensible systems that find, track, and move anything from parts to pallets in warehouses, factories, and distribution centers. For more information, please visit http://www.fetchrobotics.com or follow the company on Twitter @FetchRobotics.

About World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. ( http://www.weforum.org)


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