Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn is replacing some of its employees with robots.
The news was announced today by Foxconn chief executive Terry Gou at a shareholder meeting, according to mobile news site GSDome. A contractor for Apple, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, Foxconn first announced plans to “replace factory workers with robots” two years ago, but the process was severely delayed because of the “high cost of robot deployment,” reports iDownloadBlog. The robots are said to cost as much as $25,000 each.
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