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

Vikram Sunder
Vikram Sunder
Software Engineer
Stephen Skaggs
Stephen Skaggs
Forklift Expert
Connor Schenck, PhD
Connor Schenck, PhD
SWE, Archduke of Pallet Manipulation
Katarina Bouma
Katarina Bouma
Director of Engineering
Sumit Jain
Sumit Jain
Staff Software Engineer
Ammar Kothari
Ammar Kothari
Robot Reliability Engineer

Hobbies: Hanging out, plants, Rec Sports

Quarantine Hobby: 3D Printing, Knife sharpening with a stone, road biking

Ethan Holly
Ethan Holly
Software Engineer
Jennifer Vu
Jennifer Vu
Office Manager

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

Join Our Team

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

Find Your Place At Third Wave