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.
Machines are clearly not ready to drive us around just yet if this one example is proof of that. A recent test for a self-parking car in the Dominican Republic went horribly wrong because the car suddenly decided that it hates humans. Read more
Who knew iPhones could survive trips down to the ocean floor? Gregory Papadin was vacationing in Menorca, Spain, when he dropped his iPhone into the ocean. After retrieving it, he discovered it recorded the entire two-minute drop to the bottom of the ocean floor. Read more
Forbes reports multiple leaks concerning new upgrades coming in Apple's upcoming iOS 9, which is officially set to be unveiled at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month. Read more