Sun. Oct 1st, 2023
    The Future of Robotics in Israel: Fanuc Leading the Way

    At the 10th Conference on Infrastructure and Industry in Israel, senior officials from various sectors presented their work, showcasing the advancements in technology and infrastructure in the country. Among these officials was Asaf Fleishman, administrative manager of Fanuc, the largest industrial robot manufacturer in the world.

    Fanuc offers a wide range of robots in different fields and industries. With over a million robots worldwide, the company presented three of its models at the conference, including their new collaborative robots (cobots). These cobots are designed for direct interaction with humans in shared spaces and offer flexibility in movement and ease of programming and operation.

    The popularity of cobots is growing, and in Israel, Fanuc dominates the robotics market with prestigious clients like Iscar. These robots not only assist humans in accessing difficult places but also reduce the labor intensity by handling heavy weights.

    In Israel, Fanuc works closely with local systems integrators who provide alternative solutions to companies. The company aims to continue improving its robots, focusing on artificial intelligence and peripheral systems. They integrate cutting-edge technologies and use artificial intelligence to enhance the capabilities of their robots.

    Artificial intelligence has become increasingly prominent in various sectors, and private investment in AI technologies has reached significant levels. In Israel alone, around 2,200 companies are utilizing AI in different sectors, and Israeli AI companies secured approximately $2 billion in funding in the first half of the year.

    With this promising future ahead, the robotics sector, including companies like Fanuc, has a multitude of areas to explore. The continuous development of robots and their integration with artificial intelligence will revolutionize many industries, leading to increased efficiency and productivity.

    – Collaborative robots (cobots): Robots designed to work alongside humans in shared spaces and interact with them directly.
    – Artificial intelligence: The simulation of human intelligence in machines to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence.
    – Robotics sector: The industry focused on the design, development, and implementation of robots.

    Source: Summit Expert’s 10th Conference on Infrastructure and Industry in Israel, Fanuc representative interview with i24NEWS, Stanford University’s annual AI Index 2023 report.