Fanuc develops new software platform for industrial robots

Wikimedia Commons This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Japan-based robotics manufacturer Fanuc announced last week that it is releasing a new platform for customizing industrial robots with software applications.  Other robotics suppliers will be able to use the Fanuc Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) System to download new applications on their robots in the field, much like downloading an app on a smartphone, The Wall Street Journal reported. Fanuc will seek to gain revenue from software developers using the platform to build applications for robots, similar to how Alphabet and Apple charge app providers using the Google Play and iOS app stores. The company hopes that the platform will become an industry standard for manufacturers looking to develop…


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