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On the Front Lines of Robotics

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Aired: July 27, 2018 (UTC)


The development of AI and the IoT are on the verge of triggering a dramatic change in on-site manufacturing in Japan. Attention from around the world has been particularly focused on Japanese robotics (robot technology) for which there are high expectations. Since ancient times, Japan has had the tradition of making “karakuri” mechanical dolls, and in recent years has honed precision technology for making bipedal robots and robot dogs sold as household toys. As for industrial robots, Japanese companies hold many of the top positions in the world. To not only boost productivity, but to also deal with the issues of the declining population, declining birthrate, aging population, and labor shortages, there is a need for technological advances to be made in robotics. This program will focus on the passion of developers, and their mission for the future, through Japan’s advanced technologies in motorcycle-riding robots, construction robots, automated warehouses, entertainment robots, etc.


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