Mel Torrie began his engineering career working on research payloads for the STS 77 and STS 91 NASA Space Shuttle Missions. After those launches, he got down to earth and started Autonomous Solutions Inc (ASI) 22 years ago at the request of John Deere to start their robotic equipment program. ASI partners with the largest industrial OEMs and producers to field autonomous vehicles in markets like Agriculture, Mining, Construction, Logistics and Automotive Autonomy Testing. ASI recently partnered with SoftBank to accelerate robotics adoption in the Landscaping and Logistics markets through their Mobius multi-vehicle fleet orchestration platform. Torrie holds a MS in electrical engineering and computer science from Utah State University.