In an nearly fully-automated manufacturing unit throughout the bay from Tokyo, robots can assemble a useful PS4 in roughly 30 seconds.
“On the outskirts of Kisarazu, a large, white building towers over an otherwise suburban landscape,” reads a report from Nikkei Asian Review. “Once inside, visitors are greeted by the whirring of motors as dozens of robots seamlessly churn out PlayStation 4 consoles.”
Only 4 employees are current within the manufacturing unit – two feed motherboards to the meeting line, whereas one other two deal with packaging. Pretty a lot every part else is fully-automated.
According to the report, it takes Sony robots about 30 seconds to construct a useful PS4. Workers bookend the method on both facet – two instigate the console’s building, whereas one other two wrap it up and make it look fancy after the very fact.
“One of the plant’s crowning achievements is the use of robots to attach wires, tape and other flexible parts to the consoles,” reads the report. “Twenty-six out of 32 robots at the Kisarazu plant are dedicated to the task, deftly handling materials most robots would find too finicky.”
It’s unclear at current whether or not or not this technique of manufacture will translate to PS5, however the competence of the robots as evidenced by the above quote implies that it might be possible. Regardless, Sony has introduced that it’s “still investing strongly” in PS4, so the robots received’t be out of the job but.
In associated information, Sony lately introduced nine PS4 and PS5 games as a part of a brand new indie initiative. According to the vp of engineering at Epic Games, the PS5 is a “masterpiece of systems design.” Apparently, the PS5 UI will even have the ability to help players who are stuck by displaying them gameplay from different individuals who managed to get previous the half they’re at the moment enjoying by way of.
Sony additionally filed a patent for a tool that sounds a bit like Xbox Snap.