Report: Google and Foxconn Building Roboticized Factories of the Future
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google and Foxconn are working together to create a new vision of roboticized factories.
We already knew that Andy Rubin, head of Google's fast-growing robotics wing
While there's much speculation about what Google intends to do with its new robot army
Apparently Gou-in charge of one of the biggest electronics manufacturers on the planet-"expressed excitement" at the meeting which is probably because, as the Journal points out, he's keen to counter rising wage costs. To that end, the report suggests that Rubin and his team are hoping to replace manual labor for intricate tasks like electronics assembly, as well as providing "a new robotic operating system for manufacturers, just like the Android operating system for mobile computing devices."
Along with some lofty aims
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