Third Wave is an Automation Breakthrough

We founded Third Wave in 2018 in Union City, California to apply our combined 50+ years of expertise - at Google, Toyota and beyond - and develop real-world robotics applications.

Our first product, the world’s most advanced autonomous forklift, delivers revolutionary increases in safety, efficiency and throughput by leveraging shared autonomy - a breakthrough in machine learning, computer vision and robotic material handling.

Meet the Team

Padmanabhan Kumar
Padmanabhan Kumar
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Jenil Mahetalia
Jenil Mahetalia
Junior Mechanical Design Engineer
Adam McLeod
Adam McLeod
Software/Hardware Engineer

“In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.”
- Louis Pasteur

Matt Willis, PhD
Matt Willis, PhD
Director of Product
Zaw Naing
Zaw Naing
Technician
John Walker
John Walker
Software Engineer
Jose Contreras
Jose Contreras
Technician
 Shu Jiang
Shu Jiang
Robotics Deployment Engineer

Our Pledge

The safety of our customers and employees is not negotiable.

Our products and processes put safety first.
Our products and processes adhere to every appropriate safety standard.
We strive to outperform the standards.
We will be safety leaders in industrial automation.

Our autonomy makes warehouses safer.

Our Investors

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Interested in machine learning, robots, donuts, and creating the world’s most advanced autonomous operation systems?

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