In a wide-ranging interview with RoboticsAndAutomationNews.com, recorded at Hannover Messe, Neil Dueweke – who was competing to be heard over a loud musical band in the background – says the company has big ambitions.
“Anywhere there’s robotics involved, Fanuc will be there,” says Dueke. “Space robotics? Why not?”
As far-fetched as it might sound, there are many projects involving robots in space – that’s in addition to the robotic rovers which are already widely known.
In one project, the European Space Agency is building a robot holiday resort on the Moon.
And NASA has a large number of projects involving robots in space, and has even installed an outer space additive manufacturing facility which targets the alien market.