As the world's largest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn has often helped Google, providing the nuts and bolts for Glass. A new report suggests Google's investment in robotics has put it in a position to help the manufacturer. The search giant will use its technology to better automate Foxconn's assembly robots.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google's own Andy Rubin recently met with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou to help speed up robot deployment at Hon Hai factories.
As it stands the partnership will see Google initially focusing on improving the efficiency of the Taiwanese company's robotic workforce, as it looks to fight against rising labour costs and improve production yields. Google is reportedly turning its robots loose on Amazon, with Jeff Bezos' retail business reportedly fixed firmly in its crosshairs.