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Xinhuanet reports that Foxconn will be replacing some of its workers with 1 million robots in the next three years to cut rising labor costs and improve efficiency

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Currently, Foxconn uses just 10,000 robots, or one for every 120 workers, in its facilities. Next year, that number will jump to 300,000 (one for every four workers). It's OK, though: Gou announced the bad news to his employees -- that the robots will be coming for their jobs -- at a dance party organized for the Foxconn team, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

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The company currently has 10,000 robots and the number will be increased to 300,000 next year and 1 million in three years, according to Gou.

Foxconn, the world's largest maker of computer components which assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, is in the spotlight after a string of suicides of workers at its massive Chinese plants, which some blamed on tough working conditions.

How long till the robots start killing themselves?
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How long till the robots start killing themselves?
ZING! lol
     
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How long till the robots start killing themselves?

ha, it wont be like that unless they give them AI, I work with "robots" everyday and they only do what you program them to do
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[URL="http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/31/foxconn-to-replace-a-portion-of-its-workers-with-1-million-robots/"]
How long till the robots start killing themselves?
First thing that came to mind when I read the title.


So.. now iPhones will be made by Androids? Interesting turn of events..
 
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Wow this is bad for the workers.
    
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It was bound to happen. Overall it would be cheaper for Foxconn to manufacturer products without worrying about worker conditions or their mental health. Plus the company that will make all these robots will get a boost and in sales. And these workers will not have a tough time finding a similar job for similar if not higher pay.
    
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How long till the robots start killing themselves?
Bah, beat me to it!
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the robots cant kill themselves they can only reboot lol
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I wonder if Foxconn will use their employees to assemble those robots...
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I wonder if Foxconn will use their employees to assemble those robots...
Hmmm I bet it's ok to leave these screws out
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