Big contract manufacturers are very cost-sensitive, so anything that reduces their outgoings will be welcome. Or maybe not: China's rise has been helped by the many millions of people who have been able to win decently-paying semi-skilled jobs. China knows manufacturing isn't its long-term ticket to prosperity, but will also hope these bots don't arrive in a hurry. So will the likes of India and Indonesia, who are trying hard to bring electronics manufacturing to their shores.
Samsung and South Korean government want to undercut human workers with robots
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 20 2015 @ 15:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck