Could replacing employees over at Foxconn with robots really help to lower the suicide rates? The manufacturer hs committed itself to replace its workforce with 1 million robots.
All the drama surrounding Foxconn had them coming under a lot of fire with explosions, suicides, etc. Will this be good PR for the company?
Chairman Terry Gou stated on Friday that the company intends to incrementally increase the robotic presence in his factories over the next three. Presently, there are 10,000 robots doing simple, repetitive tasks at the plants. By next year that number will grow to 300 thousand, followed by 1 million by 2014.
Consumer electronics manufacturer Cerevo showed off their ultra-detailed replica of the Dominator - the gun used in the hit anime Psycho Pass. But that's not all they did. They also made it move! It's incredible. Check it out: Read more
What if you could sit without actually sitting? Imagine a chair that's actually wearable. The 'Archelis' is that type of chair. Planned and produced by Japanese company Nitto alongside the collaboration with Chiba University's Frontier Medical Engineering Center, the wearable chair will strap onto your legs, allowing the chair to move along with you. Read more