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Fanuc picks Nvidia over Japan chipmakers as partner on AI robots

Fanuc wants to put thinking caps on factory robots using Nvidia's chips.

TOKYO -- Nvidia, the world's largest provider of graphics chips for the gaming industry, announced a technology partnership Wednesday with Fanuc in the field of smart factory robots.

The Japanese maker of factory automation equipment will use the U.S. company's chips as the artificial intelligence engine for its industrial robots, creating 'thinking robots' that learn skills on their own.

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