Dispatches from the frontier of machine safety and security. 

Recent Highlights

Funding Announcement: Read the Press Release

Samuel Reeves Interview with OEM Off-Highway

FORT CTO Nathan Bivans on The New Warehouse Podcast

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

June 2, 2021, Blog Post

What happens when people and robots share the same workspace? How do you ensure worker safety while utilizing robots to do repetitive tasks? A couple of easy-to-use but necessary safety components could be your answer.

Warehouse Autonomous Mobile Robots

FORT Closes on $13m in Funding

March 18, 2021, Press Release

We are thrilled to announce our raise of $13m in funding for our safety and security platform in a round led by Prime Movers Lab.

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Greenzie Autonomous Mowers Put Safety First

February 3, 2021, Blog Post

How Greenzie uses FORT Remote Controls to keep their robotic lawn mowers running safely.

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Key Considerations for Robotics Security

December 4, Blog Post

Robots and other connected machines can be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Here’s how to protect your system. 

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ASK THE EXPERT: Hardware-Based Security

December 3, Video

In our latest 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

October 30, News and Media

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.

The New Warehouse Podcast FORT Robotics

FORT CTO at ValleyML AI Robotics Expo

October 13, Events 

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.

ValleyML AI Robotics

On-Demand Webinar: Protecting Your Robot

October 7, Events 

Robotic systems can mean huge productivity gains for warehouses and factories, but only if they function safely. Access our free webinar to learn about solutions to protect your bottom line, your robots, and most importantly, your people. 

Protect your robot webinar

Ask the expert: value of risk assessment

September 22, Video

Watch the newest episode of Ask the Expert to get tips on risk assessment and why it’s so important early in the design stage.

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Our Top Picks From Robotics Week

September 20, Blog Post

The Robotic Industries Association’s first virtual Robotics Week conference wrapped up last week, but videos from the event are available online through September 30. Here are some of FORT’s picks for top talks and panel discussions from the week.

Robotics Week

FORT CEO Talks Safety and Security with OEM Off-Highway

September 11, News and Media

FORT Founder and CEO Samuel Reeves discusses autonomous system safety and security with OEM Off-Highway Editor Sara Jensen. The interview is part of the magazine’s Design & Engineering Insights Series.

Samuel Reeves OEM Off Highway

VIDEO: What is Functional Safety? 

September 8, Video

Ask the Expert: FORT CTO Nathan Bivans explains the principles of functional safety and why it’s such an important part of robotic development.

What is Functional Safety? Video

Join FORT at RIA Robotics Week

September 2, Events

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

Join FORT at RIA Robotics Week

VIDEO: How Wireless Machine Safety Works

August 17, Video

In the first installment of our Ask the Expert video series, FORT CTO Nathan Bivans explains how wireless machine safety is not only possible, it can deliver the same level of reliability as wired solutions.

How Machine Safety Works Over Wireless

5 Ways to Use a Wireless E-Stop

July 17, Blog Post

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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Remote Control Construction Builds Safety and Productivity

June 17, News and Media

FORT Robotics is featured in’s article on the benefits of autonomous and remote control construction equipment.

Warehouse Robots and the New Normal

June 3, Blog Post

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.

3 Ways Robots Are Making Construction Safer

May 13, Blog Post

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


March 7, Events

FORT is hitting the road! We’re excited to offer a preview of Oversight– our new safety and security platform for smart machines– at not one, but two trade shows this month.

New FORT Platform

Introducing our new safety and security platform for smart machines

March 3, Press Release

Full-Stack platform brings enhanced safety, flexibility, and endpoint security for autonomous and connected machines. 

March 3, 2020 (PHILADELPHIA) – FORT Robotics, a VC-funded company dedicated to safety and security for smart machines, is introducing its next-generation platform, OversightTM. The first-of-its-kind control system enhances worker safety and machine security with built-in encryption, safety-certified communications, and advanced software features with seamless connectivity through web and mobile applications. 

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