According to a latest report, Sony’s televisions will soon be 100% robot-made.
Sony Corp wants to cut down TV manufacturing costs by assigning all the required work to robots, as stated in the report. It expects to cut costs by 70% at its largest television-making factory. As a result, the company forecasts that robots will be handed the charge over its manufacturing of televisions, smartphones, and cameras.
The company is all set to instil full automation for TV manufacturing and accelerate use of robotics for making smartphones and cameras.
Kimio Maki, head of Sony’s electronics businesses, said in an interview that he expected full automation of production lines at the company’s main TV factory in Malaysia to cut costs by 70% by the fiscal year 2023, compared with 2018.
Maki added that Sony also wanted to increase its use of robotic automation in smartphone and camera manufacturing, although it would keep some human workers on those production lines.
He also said that he doesn’t think automation alone using robots will bring enough merits. The key is to use digitalization to link both sales and manufacturing.” Moreover, Sales data would be studied using artificial intelligence to more effectively calculate manufacturing volumes.
As per the reports, the company will continue selling hardware and services to consumers, along with it a meaningful part of its growth target would result from products for professional use, which would include crystal LED displays for virtual video production and ball-tracking technology for the sports entertainment industry.