Robotics firm Refraction AI, developer of the REV-1 autonomous delivery bot, has named Luke Schneider as its new CEO. Schneider is taking over the CEO position from Matthew Johnson-Roberson, the company’s founder, who will remain as the company’s chief technology officer.
- The company, which came out of stealth last year, has recently been using its autonomous robot machines to deliver food and groceries in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- The company is developing a smaller-sized autonomous vehicle that can be used by restaurants and grocers for delivery. These vehicles are large enough to hold groceries, but compact enough to travel in a bike lane.
- Schneider is coming to Refraction from connected vehicle data company wejo, where he served as chief operating officer. Before that, he was the CEO of Audi’s Silvercar rental service and CTO for Zipcar.
- Listen to Inside writer Johan Moreno's interview with Refraction AI CEO Matthew Johnson-Roberson on the Inside Transportation Podcast.