BlackBerry is a Canadian software company specializing in cybersecurity, critical event management, and IoT products. It manufactures and develops hardware and software solutions in mobile communications. Originally named Research In Motion (RIM) from its 1984 inception until 2013, BlackBerry once produced smartphones and tablets, but finally decommissioned those offerings in 2022.
Functional safety is critical to many modern robotic applications and will become more so. In the near future, many robots will run in areas where they interact directly and indirectly with workers, and the tasks they perform will disproportionately relate to production logistics and moving goods for the general public. If a robot malfunctions, there is a risk to the surrounding workers, to product safety, and to public safety.