Thursday, 15 November 2012

One million robots

From Daily Tech we learn :-

Foxconn plans to replace 1 million of its human factory workers in China with robots, and the first 10,000 have already been installed.

Last year, Foxconn President Terry Gou said he wanted to replace 1 million factory workers in China with 1 million robots. This was likely due to the number of problems Foxconn has had with human employees over the years.

The company came under fire earlier this year when The New York Times published a massive article on the working conditions of Foxconn factories. Apple was also targeted because the report mentioned Apple's lack of action when receiving reports on these poor working environments and overtime/pay issues.


Woodsy42 said...

Of course. Robots can be bolted to the floor to stop them jumping off the roof.

A K Haart said...

Woodsy - yes, a Chinese solution to the problem.