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

Jim Bruce
Jim Bruce
Director of Engineering
Brad Powers
Brad Powers
Director of Engineering
 Shu Jiang
Shu Jiang
Deployment Engineer
Rafael Haber
Rafael Haber
Software Engineer
Stephen Skaggs
Stephen Skaggs
Forklift Expert
Connor Schenck, PhD
Connor Schenck, PhD
SWE, Archduke of Pallet Manipulation
Mac Mason, PhD
Mac Mason, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Robotics Officer

"Author of Manifestos and Curator of Screeds"

Aidan Chandra
Aidan Chandra
RRE Intern

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