Adidas Back To Atlanta With A New Shoe Factory Staffed By Robots
Robots Can’t Beat Humans!
Robotic Time for the United States after Germany
Recently, Adidas announced to initiate a robot-staffed second ‘Speedfactory’ in the US by the end of 2017. The company has already created a shoe factory known as ‘Speedfactory’ staffed by a robot in its native country. The name given to the factory is Atlanta home that is 74,000-square-foot and will take up 160 people to manage the production of 50,000 pairs of running shoes per year. This is actually a small fraction of its overall shoe shipment annually.
Humans or Robots
Last year the company made 301 million pairs of shoes, but this is the beginning. The ‘speedfactory’ is premeditated to make products at a faster pace and in large quantity by combining the automated system with craftsmanship. Programming robots to work on one model, different size or combination of different core components is much easier and requires less time than human workers.
As per a press statement, Adidas will create 160 jobs for human workers but what type of work they would require from a human is still suspense.
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