Robots will be roaming around the world in market places, factories, organizations, or may even educational institutes in future. Modern technology has enabled man to use robots to do his labor. Like Foxconn is planning to do so.
Foxconn is China’s largest employer which will deploy around 10,000 robots in order to assemble the electronic equipment. The robots first task will be to put together the Apple iPhone 6 which is set to launch in September later this year.
These robots named “Foxbots” will cost from $20,000 to $25,000 per piece and is capable of assembling 30,000 devices in a year. The robots are currently in their final testing phase before being used in factory for the first time. Foxconn will also be hiring 100,000 new workers for iPhone production in addition to the robots.
The main motivation behind the use of robots was to replace some of the workers with the robots to reduce the ever increasing labor cost in China.
Foxconn has been assembling apple products for a long time including iPhones, iPads and iPods. According to a 2013 report, Apple invested $10.5 billion on production of advanced machinery for assembly robots. Earlier this year, Apple hinted to fully automate its process of making batteries.
Foxconn announced to have been working with Google but this news has not yet been confirmed. So far Apple is at the forefront with the company in automating the assembly process.
Apple iPhone 6 is expected to come in two sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches with much thinner profile, improved camera and a faster A8 processor.