CTO, FORT Robotics
The Safety of Autonomous Robots
As the CTO of FORT Robotics, Nathan Bivans oversees the development of safety, security, and control technology for intelligent machines. He was previously the CTO of Humanistic Robotics, Inc. where he developed and patented a wireless safety protocol designed for dangerous applications in landmine clearance. Nathan has worked with Motorola USA, in its Mobility’s Cable Headend group, where he designed high-performance multi-gigabit, fully- redundant systems for video and data transmission. He also spent several years at Apple Computer, where his team was central to mobile computer designs, including the world’s first 17″ laptop. Nathan holds both a B.S. and M.E. with concentrations in signal processing and computer systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Certified Machine Safety Expert, CMSE®
FORT Robotics develops safety and security technology for smart machines. FORT's mission is to enable the builders, designers and users of autonomous robotic and cyber-physical systems to accelerate development through solutions that reduce risk, mitigate threats and ensure humans stay in control. FORT provides solutions for autonomous robotics and intelligent machines in a variety of industries including warehousing, construction, agriculture and manufacturing. The Philadelphia-based company is funded by Lemnos, Compound Ventures, Creative Ventures, FCVC, and Stanley Black and Decker.