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Key Considerations for Robotics Security

Robots and other connected machines can pose challenges for safety and cybersecurity. These robotics security measures can help keep your system protected.

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Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert Video: Why is Hardware-Based Security Important?

In this Ask the Expert video, FORT CTO Nathan Bivans explains why hardware-based security is essential to protecting machine systems against cyberattacks and bad actors.

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PODCAST: THE STATE OF AUTOMATION

FORT’s Nathan Bivans was a recent guest on The New Warehouse Podcast, discussing warehouse automation and industry trends with Martin McVicar of Combilift and host Kevin Lawton.

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Events

FORT CTO at ValleyML AI Robotics Expo

We are pleased to announce that FORT Robotics CTO Nathan Bivans will featured as a panelist in this year’s ValleyML AI Robotics Expo. Bivans will be discussing the importance of safety in robotic development as part the Safety of Autonomous Robots panel on October 21st at 11am EDT.

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Events

Technologies for Protecting Your Robot

Robotic and autonomous systems can mean huge productivity gains for warehouses and factories, but only if they function safely. Yet it can be challenging to protect and maintain these machines while adhering to industry safety standards and, most importantly, ensuring the safety of everyone who works with them.

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Functional Safety

Video: The Value of Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is critical for robotic product development, and in this Ask the Expert episode, Nathan Bivans from FORT explains the importance of risk assessment and why analysis must be done early in the design process.

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Blog Post

Our Top Picks from Robotics Week

The Robotic Industries Association’s first virtual Robotics Week conference wrapped up last week, with attendees from around the world converging on the virtual show floor. The four-day online event was full of panel discussions, demonstrations, and keynote talks on all aspects of robotic automation, from planning and integrating to maintenance and measuring ROI.

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Functional Safety

Video: What is Functional Safety?

Functional safety is an important factor in the development of any machine. But for robots and autonomous systems, it’s especially critical. In this Ask the Expert video, FORT Robotics CTO Nathan Bivans explains what we mean by functional safety, and why it’s so important for robotic engineering and deployment.

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Events

Join FORT at RIA Robotics Week

FORT is excited to be participating in RIA’s Robotics Week virtual conference! The free event will take place next wek, September 8-11 and includes keynotes, workshops, and a glimpse into the latest technology from automation and robotics leaders.

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Video

Video: How Wireless Machine Safety Works

As automated machines become more mobile, wireless safety is becoming an important concern. We often hear from engineers wondering how a Wireless E-Stop, for example, can be both safety-rated and wireless. Not only is wireless safety possible and in use today, it’s often preferable and easier for mobile machine systems.

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