The robots will be used to do simple and routine work such as spraying, welding and assembling which are now mainly conducted by workers, said Gou at a workers' dance party Friday night. The company currently has 10,000 robots and the number will be increased to 300,000 next year and 1 million in three years, according to Gou.
Foxconn assembles numerous products for Apple and has been widely criticized for a string of employee suicides. The company employees 1.2 million people; however, it unclear how many would be replaced by these robots.
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