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China Robotics Hardware Apple Technology

Foxconn Begins To Assemble Its Robot Army 303

Posted by timothy
from the good-robot-goooood-robot dept.
kkleiner writes "Foxconn, the Chinese electronics manufacturer that builds numerous mobile devices and gaming consoles, previously said the company would be aiming to replace 1 million Foxconn workers with robots within 3 years. It appears as if Foxconn has started the ball in motion. Since the announcement, a first batch of 10,000 robots — aptly named Foxbots — appear to have made their way into at least one factory, and by the end of 2012, another 20,000 more will be installed"
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Foxconn Begins To Assemble Its Robot Army

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  • well.. (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @01:15PM (#41969465)

    Foxconn can kiss my shiny metal ass.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @01:17PM (#41969499)

    Given the way Foxconn treats their employees, it makes me wonder if the robots will eventually revolt. (Terminator theme music)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @01:46PM (#41970041)

    Mom: Billy, do you want to walk your dog?
    Billy: No thanks, mom. I'd rather have sex with my Foxbot.

    Dad: Billy, do you want to get a paper route and earn some extra cash?
    Billy: No thanks, dad. I'd rather have sex with my Foxbot.

    Mavis: Billy, do you want to come over tonight? We can have sex together.
    Billy: Gee, Mavis, your house is across the street. That's an awfully long way to go for having sex.

    Do not have sex with a robot! Before you know it, it will be the end of the human civilization.

  • by Dachannien (617929) on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @03:02PM (#41971413)

    Bender: You humans are so scared of a little robot competition you won't even let us on the field.
    Fry: What are you talking about? There's all kinds of robots down there.
    Bender: Yeah, doing crap work! They're bat boys, ball polishers, sprinkler systems. But how many robot managers are there?
    Fry: Eleven?
    Bender: Zero! (He throws his bottle on the floor and it breaks. A small robot comes out and cleans it up.) And what a surprise! Look who's scraping up the filth! Is it a human child? I wish!

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