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.

[Xinhua News via AllThingsD]