inVia Robotics: Product-Picking Robots for the Warehouse, with Rand Voorhies
In this episode, Lauren Klein speaks with Dr. Rand Voorhies, co-founder and CTO of inVia Robotics. In a world where consumers expect fast home delivery of a variety of goods, inVia’s mission is to help warehouse workers package diverse sets of products quickly using a system of autonomous mobile robots. Voorhies describes how inVia’s robots operate to pick and deliver boxes or totes of products to and from people workers in a warehouse environment eliminating the need for people to walk throughout the warehouse, and how the actions of the robots are optimized.
Rand Voorhies is the CTO and a founder of inVia Robotics, where he leads the engineering team in developing the software which drives their system of autonomous robots. Voorhies received his PhD in computer science from the University of Southern California, where he conducted robotics research with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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