Where We Started

FORT grew out of another robotics company that had a focus on landmine clearance technology. After 10 years of working on one of the world's most dangerous applications, our founder saw a need for that same kind of durable, rigorous, military-grade safety in other fields, such as warehousing, construction, agriculture. In 2018, FORT Robotics was founded to empower more companies to adopt autonomous systems by making it safer and easier.

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Our Impact

Today, FORT works with hundreds of companies, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies and leaders in robotics and AI development all over the world.

We work with a broad range of industries—including warehousing, construction, transportation, manufacturing, last-mile delivery, and more—to streamline team efficiency and orchestrate smart machine functionality while thwarting safety risks and security breaches at every turn.

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Our Values 

Think Out Loud
Think Out Loud
No one person has all the answers. Inspiration comes when great minds come together and challenge each other.
Deliver Customer Experience Worthy of Loyalty
Deliver Customer Experience Worthy of Loyalty
We seek deep understanding of customer needs and aspirations, and build trust through expert guidance and high-quality delivery.
Own Your Priorities
Own Your Priorities
Our employees are proactive and driven to personally contribute to the long-term goals of the business.
Accomplish the Impossible
Accomplish the Impossible
Creating a new category requires curiosity and belief in our ability to realize an ambitious vision.
Build Together
Build Together
Diverse, inclusive teams accomplish more than the sum of their parts.

At FORT, we build together. 

We believe the technologies that keep our world safe and secure for every kind of human-machine interaction should be built by and built for every kind of human. 

 

 

To us, that means creating a sense of genuine belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, physical or mental ability– for every kind of human.

We work hard to be proactively inclusive in the way we hire our employees, lead our teams, design our products, choose our partners, and serve our customers.  Like any good builder, we stay open to new ideas, welcome constructive advice, and are constantly improving on the things we make and the way we treat each other.

 

Leadership Team

Samuel Reeves

Founder and CEO

Nathan Bivans

Chief Technology Officer

Justin Brown

VP, Sales

Rico Gardaphe

Chief of Staff

Sarah Keim

Head of People

Nivedita Ojha

VP, Product

Doug Riffle

VP, Customer Success

John Schaefer

VP, Engineering

Jim Spivey

VP, Finance & Operations

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Memberships

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MHI Member Company

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Robotics Industries Association Member

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Association of Equipment Manufacturers Member