Foxconn aims to replace almost entire workforce with robots
30 percent automation in China by 2020
According to the latest reports from Foxconn executives, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer now plans to replace nearly its entire human workforce with automated machines over three testing phases, due to advancements in the number of robots it can produce per year.
Dai Jia-peng, Foxconn’s GM of the Automation Technology Development Committee, says that the company has produced and deployed over 40,000 in-house industrial robots called “Foxbots” at its factories in China. It can now produce roughly 10,000 robots per year, allowing […]