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Foxconn Wants to Build “Intelligent Robotics Kingdom” to Replace Human Workers with Robots

Posted By admin On November 7, 2011 @ 3:26 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Tim Hornyak
CNet [1]
November 7, 2011

iPhone maker Foxconn aims to manufacture its own robots and automation equipment at a new production and R&D facility at the Central Taiwan Science Park to replace some of its human laborers.

Chairman Terry Gou has signed a letter of intent with Taichung Mayor Jason Hu outlining the company’s plan to build an “intelligent robotics kingdom” in the park over the next few years, according to the Focus Taiwan news agency.

The robotics and automation facilities may generate some $4 billion in production value in the next three to five years and create about 2,000 jobs, Gou was quoted as saying.

Gou also attended a ground-breaking ceremony for a robot research facility and inaugurated a plant for automation equipment maker Foxnum Technology, part of the Foxconn group.

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