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Robo-Optimism: Why We Believe in the Promise of Automation

On the heels of a Series B fundraise, FORT Founder and CEO Samuel Reeves reflects on FORT's vision and the true potential of automation.

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Press Release

FORT’s $25MM Series B Funding Accelerates Expansion of its Machine Communications Platform

The capital will enable FORT to fast-track development of security solutions and broaden the reach of its safety and control platform for smart machines.

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Remote Control

Dataspeed Launches Kinetic Kits With FORT Safe Remote Control

The road to redundant safety and wireless remote control for autonomous vehicle (AV) testing just became faster thanks to FORT's partnership with Dataspeed, a leader in autonomous research vehicles. The combination of our Safe Remote Control and Dataspeed's 'Drive-by-Wire' hardware and software system will equip researchers with a more controlled testing environment for autonomous vehicles and their applications.

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News

FORT Welcomes Jim Spivey as VP of Finance and Operations

FORT is pleased to welcome Jim Spivey as VP of Finance and Operations. Jim will be responsible for supporting FORT's exponential growth by executing scalable finance and operations initiatives.

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Construction

How Off-Highway OEMs are Combating the Labor Shortage With Automation

The impact of US and global labor shortages can be traced back to many factors in recent years: lack of skilled workers, COVID-related illnesses, as well as a shift in worker mentality. Employers have pushed for increased wages and benefits but are still challenged by the limit of available and willing workers. Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways to increase their product output while keeping their workers in charge and well-equipped. The construction and agricultural industries are looking into new solutions to revitalize their workforce and meet demands; one of these paths leads to automated machinery with a focus on safety and profitability.

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News

FORT Welcomes Nivedita Ojha as VP of Product

FORT Robotics, a pioneer in safe communications for autonomous systems, is happy to introduce Nivedita Ojha as Vice President of Product! Nivedita will lead product development and build FORT’s strategic roadmap to address the needs of our customers.

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Safety

Functional Safety for Autonomous Mobile Robots

Designing mobile robot safety systems is a huge undertaking. From onboard sensors to safety PLCs, you need to make sure your future customers are safe at all times. But, what happens when a safety system fails? How will your machine respond? Just one failure could lead to disastrous consequences that will impact your company’s brand and your personal conscience. That’s why functional safety is key to understand and implement in your robot design.

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News

FORT Announces Embedded Wireless Safety Solution for Mobile Robots

Nano Safety Controller Can Send and Receive Safety Commands over IP Networks PHILADELPHIA, PA– March 28, 2022– FORT Robotics has announced the newest product in its line of safety and security technology for smart machines. The Nano Safety Controller (or NSC) is an embeddable board that allows customers to build FORT wireless communication and safety technology directly into their machines without bolt-on hardware.

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News

FORT Welcomes John Schaefer as Vice President of Engineering

FORT Robotics, a pioneer in safety and security for smart machines, is pleased to announce that John Schaefer has joined the company as vice president of engineering. John will be responsible for working cross functionally to tightly align the company’s engineering priorities with product and platform demands, while delivering on the goal of producing high-quality, customer-centric solutions.

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Construction

Case Study: Taking Control with Bay Shore’s “Drill Sergeant” Attachment

Bay Shore Systems, a leading provider of extreme and conventional foundation drilling solutions, needed a wireless control solution for their Drill Sergeant attachment. The right remote control had to be easy to use and seamless to integrate.

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