Google’s former Android chief, Andy Rubin is currently leading a team working on robots at Google, and now according to a recent report, Google are working with Foxconn on their new Robotics projects.
Foxconn are major manufacturers of Apple devices, the make the iPhone and the iPad for Apple, and they also manufacture a number of other devices for other companies.
According to the WSJ, Foxconn have quietly been working with Google and Andy Rubin since last year on some of Google’s robotics projects.
Google is apparently targeting a number of things with their robotics group, although their main focus is said to be on automated manufacturing.
Foxconn has apparently been working to increase automation on their various production lines, in an effort to battle rising labor costs in China, the company has more than one million employees in China.
Foxconn could be a perfect testing ground for Google and their automated production robots, considering the size and scale of their manufacturing.
It is possible that in the future Apple’s iPhone and iPad could be assembled by robots at Foxconn that were designed by Google.