They don’t take lunch breaks or sick days and they work without complaint. Robots are good at getting the job done. A Dutch Philips electronics factory controls 128 robots that work with super human skill, able to weave together minute wires without fault. Taking a Philips-style approach, Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that produces for Apple, aims to deploy 1 million robots by 2014, safe in the knowledge that these mechanic workers won’t commit suicide.
Text courtesy of Marika Lysandrou