Foxconn Begins Replacing Factory Workers With Robots?

Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:05pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8758 views

Foxconn has started to replace its factory workers with robots, according to a CNET report. The move is designed to improve efficiency and combat rising labor costs.

The first batch of 10,000 robots -- nicknamed "Foxbots" -- have arrived in at least one Foxconn factory, with another 20,000 due by the end of the year, according to a Singularity Hub post. The robots cost between $20,000 and $25,000 apiece to produce -- about three times the average annual salary of Foxconn's factory workers, according to a report on the Chinese Web site TechWeb.

A recent report said, Foxconn is looking to establish manufacturing plants in the U.S. and is conducting evaluations of cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles. Those plants are said to focus on LCD TV production which can be highly automated.

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Copperhead - November 15, 2012 at 3:30pm
Let the terminators begin.! Can anyone say SKYNET ?
Lee - November 15, 2012 at 4:15am
This is the beginning of the end....:-(robots replacing humans...we'll be out of jobs in no time if this keeps up.
Foxcon - November 15, 2012 at 12:32am
More stabil and consistant and no demonstration
Bacchus - November 14, 2012 at 7:37pm
Domo arigato
Katha - November 22, 2012 at 6:52pm
excellent post, very informative. I woendr why the other experts of this sector don’t notice this. You must continue your writing. I’m sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!
TubeJunkies - November 14, 2012 at 7:31pm
Apple TV sets? At prices competitive with with the giants of the likes of Samsung and LG?
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