Our Collaborative Autonomy Platform™ enables teams to drive automation.

We’re taking on some of the toughest warehouse automation challenges using a combination of intelligent, autonomous solutions and human centered interfaces. The Third Wave Automation system is engineered to help people create efficient, safe, reliable work places.

RAPID DEPLOYMENT

Because the Third Wave Automation system is fully aware and easily trained, deployment takes days instead of weeks and requires fewer repeat visits minimizing costs and interruptions.

We’re Taking Automation to the Next Dimension with 3D Perception Technology

TWA Forklifts rely on extremely powerful 3D lidars, cameras, and sensors to know their location in a facility, detect obstacles, and navigate safely in a constantly changing environment. With 360 degree views and no blind spots, you can create a safer, more efficient work environment for your employees. TWAs technology solution replaces 2D cameras used in traditional automation systems with lidar depth processing sensors and 3D Framos cameras that can perceive the warehouse environment with unprecedented detail. Each truck uses four lidar sensors for 360-degree horizontal and 90-degree vertical viewing combined with five 3D Framos cameras to detect people, pallets, racks, and routes. In addition, each unit has a nesting sensor to ensure that pallets rest securely at the back of the forks.

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3D Cameras

3D Framos cameras perceive the warehouse environment with unprecedented detail.

Third Wave Automation Lidar Sensor

Lidar Sensors

Each truck uses four Ouster lidar sensors for 3D horizontal and vertical dynamic obstacle detection.

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Nesting Sensor

Each unit has a nesting sensor so pallets rest securely at the back of the forks.

The Industry's Most Robust Computers

The complexity of warehouse operations requires some of the industry’s most powerful software to run better performance-enhancing algorithms. Our software allows autonomous forklifts to perform pick and place tasks using dynamic obstacle avoidance, pallet perception, and payload rack navigation. Running state of the art algorithms to create safer, more efficient work environments require robust computing. Our computers exceed regulatory standards and provide you with speeds that process 6 million data points per second. That’s a powerful computer!

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Adaptive Automation

Autonomous Forklifts

Unlike ordinary, rigid robotics systems, Third Wave Automation’s adaptive technology gives you unprecedented flexibility. Our autonomous forklifts can handle any pallet or payload from the warehouse floor to rack. The TWA system learns each warehouse location’s unique spatial and material configuration and even adjusts to equipment changes caused by maintenance, weather, and other variables.

Fleet Management

Warehouse operators and managers can now manage forklifts using our innovative approach to shared autonomy. You can multiply human potential using the TWA system to manage up to ten vehicles at once.

Third Wave Automation Pick and Place

Shared Autonomy

Shared autonomy allows fleet operators to leverage machine learning and teach automated forklifts to complete tasks while creating continuous learning and improvement over time. Experienced forklift supervisors are freed up to do what people do best—solve for challenging corner cases and maintain and improve warehouse operations.

SAFETY FIRST

The Third Wave Automation system improves warehouse safety by allowing operators to distance themselves from the most dangerous warehouse tasks.

SAFETY FIRST

The Third Wave Automation system improves warehouse safety by allowing operators to distance themselves from the most dangerous warehouse tasks.

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Create Fanout

A single operator can manage ten or more vehicles simultaneously using shared autonomy. Warehouse sites will increase throughput per labor hour.

Move More—Safely

Shared autonomy yields dramatic increases in pallet moves per hour while also improving safety. You’ll experience a greater range of capabilities and lower resolution times warehouse-wide.

Work at Full Speed

We’ve replaced limited 2D perception systems with 3D LiDAR sensors for gap-free detection that lets vehicles safely operate at higher speeds, resulting in improved throughput.

CUSTOM WORKFLOWS

The Third Wave Automation system learns each location’s processes, floorplans, rack, and pallet configurations, and responds to configuration changes without forcing companies to incur high customization costs.

CUSTOM WORKFLOWS

The Third Wave Automation system learns each location’s processes, floorplans, rack, and pallet configurations, and responds to configuration changes without forcing companies to incur high customization costs.

Continuous Learning–It Just Keeps Getting Better

We use a highly specified family of learning algorithms across our software stack to quickly and effectively identify pallets, racks, and people. This learning approach also maps the best driving parameters.

Using the Collaborative Autonomy Platform™, fleet supervisors can manage and direct automated forklifts throughout the warehouse. Shared Autonomy allows teams to teach forklifts how to complete complex tasks and solve problems. The forklift remembers the solution and utilizes the approach when the challenge comes up again.

Third Wave Automation Continuous Learning
TEACHABLE
MOMENTS

When a vehicle encounters a challenge, it can notify a warehouse operator to help fix the problem. The next time your forklifts experience the challenge, they will know how to resolve it.

CONTINUOUS
IMPROVEMENT

The TWA system’s performance increases over time, and the need for remote guidance decreases. Other systems fear edge cases—the TWA system is designed to handle them and improve over time.

SHARED
SOLUTIONS

The TWA system learns from operator guidance onsite and leverages the TWA system network to find solutions to common problems. Shared autonomy gives us shared learning for everyone’s benefit.

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