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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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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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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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5 Ways to Use A Wireless E-Stop

Wireless Emergency Stops are being used to stop machine systems in a wide variety of industries. When implemented properly, remote e-stopping can be a key to unlocking safety and productivity for many machine applications. 

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Warehouse Robots and the New Normal

As the world continues to adjust to the challenges posed by COVID-19, robots are playing an increasingly important role in getting goods to the people who need them.

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3 Ways Robots Are Making Construction Safer

Construction robots have the potential to prevent accidents and transform the industry — if they’re used properly. 

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