Robotic co-worker

A humanoid robot working alongside an employee in a factory assembly line at Glory, a maker of automatic change dispensers, in Kazo, north of Tokyo, on Wednesday. Japanese firms are ramping up spending on robotics and automation, in response to Prime
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A humanoid robot working alongside an employee in a factory assembly line at Glory, a maker of automatic change dispensers, in Kazo, north of Tokyo, on Wednesday. Japanese firms are ramping up spending on robotics and automation, in response to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to stimulate the economy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2015, with the headline 'Robotic co-worker'. Print Edition | Subscribe