05 Dec Here Come the Robots: Imagining the Footwear Factories of the Future
Try and imagine the footwear factory of the future. What do you see?
If it were up to Adidas, it would look something like thousands of shoes rolling off a production line at the company’s new robotic Speedfactory facilities. These shoes would be shipped where they’re made, drastically cutting shipping time.
Owing to advances in software technology, robots would be able to construct intricately designed shoes at breakneck pace, the entire process overseen by highly-skilled workers who are cross-trained in several different specializations.