Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday October 05, 2016

FANUC to Build Factory of the Future Using NVIDIA AI Platform

NVIDIA and FANUC Corporation today announced a collaboration to implement artificial intelligence on the FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system to increase robotics productivity and bring new capabilities to automated factories worldwide. Adding AI to the FIELD system will give robots the ability to teach themselves to do tasks faster and more efficiently. By learning together, what used to take a single robot 8 hours can now be done by eight robots in an hour.

Building the factory of the future will have wide-ranging impact. The International Federation of Robotics predicts the deployment of industrial robots will increase to around 2.6 million units worldwide by 2019 -- up from 1 million in 2015. These robots are central to the global manufacturing process used to make everything from cars to mobile phones.