While the Foxbots will reportedly be used for tasks which don’t require extreme finesse like tightening lock screws, positioning the larger, exterior components in place or for polishing, certain tasks simply can’t be taken over by machines, at least not for now. Humans will still be used for a lot of activities, like quality control or the assembly of those internal hardware components which require extreme precision.
At a recent Hon Hai 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.
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.
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