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Google and Foxconn collaborating on a new ‘vision’ of roboticized factories

11
Feb
2014

Foxconn produces some of the worlds best known devices for most of its beloved brands, though the way it goes about that business may soon radically change with the help of Google. As The Wall Street Journal reveals, Googles head of robotics Andy Rubin and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou recently met to speed up deployment of Googles robot technology at the Taiwanese companys factories. Todays report suggests that the first area of application will be in automating manufacturing — which Foxconn is keen to do in order to counter rising wage costs. Gou is said to have expressed excitement at the meeting with Google where new automation tech was demonstrated.

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