Ross Melbourne is a life long innovator, an entrepreneur and patent holder. He has lived and worked in the US for 30 years but grew up in England making stuff for fun. He graduated from North Hertfordshire College of Further Education in the UK with an ONC in Business Studies. As a programmer he has written software for almost every type of computer from mainframes to iPhones. Ross developed the world's first fully automatic organization charting software. He then co-founded Aquire, an enterprise software company with his wife of 25 years Lois Melbourne. Ross is a proven business executive and technology leader using what he calls 'family-first ethics’. After the sale of their software company, Ross and Lois were able to retire in their 40’s.
Ross co-founded Sensori Robotics with his brother David Melbourne. The Sensori Robotics lawn mowing solution is a small, electric, location-aware robot that operates on cloud-based software. The Sensori Robot mows more like a human instead of in random patterns, via patent-pending, artificial intelligence-based location methodologies that can “mow any lawn anywhere,” including under trees and near buildings. Sensori Robotics makes robots easy to use for landscapers. Simply drop off a Sensori Robot Mower on a customer's site and press play on the mobile app. Come back when the app tells you to and redeploy the robot to the next customer.
Ross' brother David Melbourne built the initial prototype electronics and hardware needed and Ross designed and managed the development of the patent pending robot control system.
Ross co-authored with Lois Melbourne a new science fiction novel titled Moral Code. The book imagines a world where an ethical AI character merges with tiny robot nanites determined to help children in need.
Ross Melbourne is also an angel investor. He is a partner at Melbourne Investments, which makes angel investments and mentors startup companies.