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Why You Should Include a Wireless E-Stop and Remote Control in Your Autonomous Mobile Robot Design

In the not-so-distant past, people were the only laborers in a warehouse. Their jobs included everything from material transport and palletizing to performing repetitive tasks like moving and lifting heavy boxes on and off of racks. Now, thanks to autonomous mobile robots (AMR), warehouse operations can run more efficiently and laborers can spend more time on value-added tasks while mitigating repetitive injury risk.

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News

Press Release: FORT Robotics Closes on $13m in Funding

Technology Company Creating Safety-and-Security Platform for Autonomous Machines Expects to Double in Size

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Lawn Care

Putting Safety First for Autonomous Lawn Mowers

Robotic technology is proving to be a game changer for many industries. Advances in artificial intelligence are enabling robots to perform some of the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and most dangerous jobs. For Atlanta-based startup Greenzie, autonomous lawn mowers may be the key to transforming the world of commercial lawn care– as long as they’re designed for safety.

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Security

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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