Japan Positioning Itself as Robot Capital of World

Published by , November 14, 2016 1:52 am

(JapanTimes) The Japanese government’s 2015 plan is to significantly increase growth in the robot industry by 2020 and position the nation as the world’s largest society supported by robotic technology. China has currently surpassed Japan in terms of the number of robots added to the workplace annually. In order to become the global robot leader, Japan must incorporate robotic technology into factories and households — robots need to become accessible to everyone in society.
With computing technology developing so rapidly, it isn’t hard to imagine communicative humanoid robots being put to work at hospitals and nursing homes in the near future. But whether Japan can become the world’s robot capital by 2020 is another question.

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