FORT Robotics Raises $13M Funding For New Safety Software

FORT Robotics recently closed on $13 million in funding for its new safety software for collaborative robotics and other autonomous systems.

The round led by Prime Movers Lab, also featured Prologis Ventures, Quiet Capital, Lemnos Labs, Creative Ventures, Ahoy Capital, Compound, FundersClub and Mark Cuban.

Founded in 2018 by Samuel Reeves, who previously headed Humanistic Robotics, the startup tech company is focused on landmine and IED-clearing remote operating robotic systems.

However, the newer company for which the funding was gotten is focused more on safety software for collaborative robotics and other autonomous systems.

Among the other issues being tackled by the company is cybersecurity vulnerability among these sots of workplace robotics. Other issues targeted here include broader system failure and potential human error.

The company says it currently works with 100 companies across a wide spectrum of categories, from warehouse fulfillment and manufacturing to delivery and transportation.

“The world is on the cusp of a new industrial revolution in mobile automation,” Reeves said in a release tied to the news. “With added investment and support, we’ll be able to rapidly scale the company to capitalize on the convergence of trend and opportunity to ensure that robotic systems are safely deployed across all industries.”

Patsy Nwogu

Reporting on data-driven featured stories and investigations.

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