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Foxconn Begins To Assemble Its Robot Army 303

Posted by timothy
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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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  • Taiwanese (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @01:29PM (#41969721)

    "Foxconn, the Chinese electronics manufacturer..."

    The company is Taiwanese. (It's just the plants that are located in China.)

  • Re:Taiwanese (Score:4, Informative)

    by Sentrion (964745) on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @05:04PM (#41973339)

    Back in the 80's a lot of products were marked "Made in China" but were actually made in Taiwan or Hong Kong. All three can be considered "China" depending on your definition. Daewoo is from Korea, and their products are marked "Made in Korea", but we all know that "Korea" in this sense does not include "North Korea".

    Many people refer to the main island of Great Britain as "England" when "England" is just the southern portion, not to be confused with Cornwall, Wales, or Scotland. But in terms of ethnicity, culture, language, and nationality, Taiwan is more "China" than Scotland will ever be "England". The major defining difference between ROC (Taiwan) and PRC (China) is political, as in who literally governs.

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