Melonee Wise
CEO, FYS Systems

Prior to joining FYS Systems, Melonee was the ​​CEO and co-founder of Unbounded Robotics which developed the UBR-1. Before Unbounded Robotics she was a Manager of Robot Development at Willow Garage, leading a team of engineers developing next-generation robot hardware. For more than ten years, she has been developing and designing robot hardware and software. Some of her projects have included developing algorithms, libraries, and hardware for an autonomous boat, car, personal robot platforms, and battle bots. While at Willow Garage, Melonee was the co-creator with Tully Foote of the TurtleBot, a low-cost personal robot kit with open-source software. Melonee was also a ROS core team member responsible for maintaining and supporting the core drivers, community tools, and tutorials available in ROS. Melonee holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.