Your Next Pair Of Adidas Could Be Made By Robots
The first 500 pairs of shoes produced in Adidas' Speedfactory facility will hit stores this year.By Katherine Biek | May 25, 2016
Come the end of 2016, the new Adidas shoes on your feet may have been made by a robot.
Late last year, the sportswear giant announced it was testing a new manufacturing process in Germany that involved the use of "intelligent robotic technology" instead of people.
Clearly, the pilot program went well, because Adidas will start large-scale production in Germany after it finishes building its production plant and even plans to open a second Speedfactory facility in the U.S. next year.