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1 Million Robots To Replace 1 Million Human Jobs At Foxconn? First Robots Have Arrived.

Foxconn, the Chinese electronics manufacturer that builds numerous mobile devices and gaming consoles, has been in the media lately because of labor issues, complaints over... more

Written By: | Posted: 11/12/12

Why hire a high-school kid to slice your noodles when a robot can do it faster and cheaper?

Chinese Noodle-Slicing Robot

Normally when we talk about China’s plans to phase out human workers with automation we’re referring to factory assembly line workers. But one innovator is applying... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/27/12

Manufacturers are beginning to shift their attention from industrial to service robots.

Companies Making The Necessary Transition From Industrial To Service Robots

The robotics industry is on the cusp of a major transformation. Today’s factory robots are solitary precision instruments, mimicking the repertoire of capabilities of... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/6/12

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The Singularity Hub Accelerated Tech News Video Strikes Back!

Writing about the Singularity just isn't enough anymore. Singularity Hub is now firmly in the video business. Our new series, Accelerated Tech News, is Singularity Hub's way... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/18/12

Most assembly line tasks take just seconds to complete. A robotic voice says, "OK," and the iPad is passed on to the next station.

An Exclusive Look Inside The Foxconn Factory That Makes iPads

Shenzhen China is home to one of the world’s largest – and most talked about – factories. It is where the Longhua facility of Foxconn is driven by the manpower of a... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/13/12

Possibly the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, Foxconn plans to add a half million robots to its assembly lines.

Chinese Company Continues Plan To Replace Workforce With 500,000 Robots

How to deal with the rising cost of running your factory? Get rid of all those inefficient humans and hire robots instead. Citing labor shortage and rising wages Hon Hai,... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/13/11

Foxconn announced it will be adding 1 million robots in the next three years. Is human labor on the way out?

World’s Largest Electronics Manufacturer Foxconn Wants 1 Million More Robots In 3 Years. Bye-bye Human Labor

Cheap labor isn't cheap enough for the world's largest electronics manufacturer. Terry Gou, the CEO of Foxconn recently told employees that they would be replacing human... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/2/11