Multiply human potential with multimode, autonomous forklifts

Third Wave Automation Annnounces Strategic Investment

Multiply your workforce’s potential with the industry’s first, multimode, autonomous forklift solution.


Shared Autonomy

The TWA system combines remote operation, remote assistance, and autonomous services. Our innovative approach avoids the significant infrastructure changes that plague traditional automation deployments. 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 challenging corner cases and maintain and improve warehouse operations.

Modes Of Operation

Autonomous, remote assist, remote operation, manual –you decide how to deploy your fleet.


Hands-free automation allows one warehouse supervisor to operate up to ten trucks at a time.


Assists are delivered using a straightforward user interface and prioritized in order of impact to the operation.


Multiple camera views, including telemetry data and driver assistance features, make it easy to focus on the job.


The TWA System offers flexibility that lets you decide how to deploy your fleet.

How we help

Third Wave Automation’s Collaborative Autonomy Platform combines hybrid autonomous forklift vehicles and intelligent fleet management with remote operation and assistance capabilities to provide holistic materials handling solutions that improve over time. We’ve created a flexible autonomous warehouse system that adapts to your workflow.

TWA’s technology solution provides an efficient, scalable system that delivers general, robust, precise, and correct automated movement of material and inventory. Leveraging adaptive automation, shared autonomy, and continuous learning, the system performs dynamically in any environment, becoming more agile and efficient over time.

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Interested in dipping your toe into forklift automation but don’t know where to begin?

After a surprise debut of their TWA Reach at MODEX 2022, Third Wave Automation is back and ready to revolutionize how you look at automation with our new, 6 part webinar series, “A Fork in the Road”. 


Third Wave Automation Resources

Friday, 24 June, 2022
Third Wave Automation is excited to announce its membership with MHI’s The Robotics Group (TRG). Founded in 2018 as the newest industry group with MHI, members of TRG are leading manufacturers, integrators, consultants, and component suppliers of robotic solutions designed…
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Thursday, 24 March, 2022
Union City, CA – Third Wave Automation (TWA), providers of the most versatile and effective autonomous solutions for the materials handling industry and CLARK Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and aftermarket parts, announces its partnership…
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Thursday, 17 February, 2022
We are a Silicon Valley based startup focused on material handling automation. Material handling touches our lives in ways we rarely think about, from groceries to the cars we drive.  When talking to potential customers, having a safe and reliable…
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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.