The Philippines, the largest exporter of super robot workers, has made major improvements in its latest batch of the internationally known cheap ORW's (overseas robot workers).
The new ORW's have undergone a series of tests that are used to determine the stability of their system. These tests, called stress testing involves testing beyond normal operational capacity, often to a breaking point, in order to withstand the demand of foreign robot owners.
Philippine Overseas Exporting Administration (POEA) chief Jennifer Manalili said the agency has already laid the planned expansion of the robot tests for export units, and the government is out to stomp the competition in the international market.
These tests would ensure the robots' capacity for verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse and even withstand torture.
Sources at the Department of Laborer Exportation (DOLE) said the planned tests would be enforced at no cost to the buyers.
Those who will not pass the initial test will undergo training on handling stress, officials said.
They explained that the move is aimed at protecting foreign owners from robot breakdowns which usually result from overuse or any other abuse. The tested new robot workers will ensure customer satisfaction.
Aside from the POEA's stress tests, robot workers will also be programmed with stress coping software before they leave the country, the POEA said.