Foxconn to Deploy 'Foxbot' Robots to Help Assemble Apple iPhone

Foxconn to Deploy 'Foxbot' Robots to Help Assemble Apple iPhone

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At Hon Hai's annual shareholder meeting, CEO Terry Gou revealed that the company has entered the final testing stage of a Foxconn robot factory that would substitute robots for production workers. Once operational, Apple will be the first company to use the service, reports ITHome.

Apple in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 sold about 43.7 million units iPhone, Foxconn, which makes Apple became the biggest customer. If this project is completed, then you do not need to use Foxconn workers to assemble the device, each robot can be responsible for an average of 30,000 devices. Gou said the robot named "Foxbots", and said they would not sell these robots, because they themselves had not enough.

Foxconn will apparently deploy at least 10,000 Foxbots per Foxconn factory, and each robot will cost 20,000 to 25,000 U.S. dollars.

Notably, a recent report said that Foxconn is hiring over 100,000 additional workers in mainland China to help produce the iPhone 6. It's believed to be the firm's largest ever single hiring spree in the country.

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Foxconn to Deploy 'Foxbot' Robots to Help Assemble Apple iPhone
Fed - July 7, 2014 at 6:19pm
I don't like it, robots will not take pictures ;-)
Lolwut - July 7, 2014 at 6:21pm
We were doing great when computers came for the first time, but why not robots?
justabrake - July 7, 2014 at 5:21pm
I don't know ! I don't like this....
Lolwut - July 7, 2014 at 5:22pm
I saw a pizza making robot video, everything is fine, so I don't see a problem with robots. How bad can it be even without Jobs?
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