Episode 2 : Melonee Wise

In this second interview of the Robots in Depth series our host Per Sjöborg talks to Melonee Wise, lifelong robot builder and developer.

Melonee shares how she first got into building things at a young age and how that led to studying mechanical engineering and leaving her PhD project behind to become the second employee of Willow Garage. She shares some personal anecdotes from the first few years at Willow Garage, including both successes like the PR2 and some less successful moments.

Melonee also gives her perspective on the development phase robotics is in now and what the remaining challenges are. Related to that, she discusses what is feasible to deliver in the next five years vs. what her dream robot would be.

Melonee Wise is currently CEO of Fetch Robotics.