FORT Robotics has introduced Oversight, a control system designed to enhance worker safety and machine security with built-in encryption, safety-certified communications, and advanced software features with connectivity through web and mobile applications.
Key features of FORT Oversight include:
Remote Control Designed for Autonomy: Advanced collaboration features enable safe control transitions between different machines and users in multiple operation modes—from manual to fully autonomous—with minimal friction.
Flexible and Future-Proof: WiFi, Bluetooth, ISM and LTE network options enable global and diverse use cases, plus the ability to use Oversight as the machine’s primary communications gateway.
User-Configurable Wireless Safety: Expandable safety I/O allows additional safety devices to be integrated and bridged wirelessly.
Rugged, Ergonomic, Industrialized Hardware: Extreme temperature ranges, ingress protection, and hardened mechanical design on the machine, familiar but rugged form factor in the handset.
Configuration and Updates: Smart device integration enables system updates and user access control in the field; web portal provides easy configuration and monitoring of the ecosystem remotely.
Security: Hardware-based authentication ensures that only approved operators are allowed to operate machines, approved developers are allowed to modify machines, and approved organizations are allowed to communicate with machines.
FORT’s solution has a number of applications in material handling, uses with AGVs, forklifts and other smart machines as the industry expands autonomous capabilities.