Kawasaki Heavy Industries said it planned to market to Japan's SMEs © Kawasaki Robotics
Kawasaki Heavy Industries said it planned to market to Japan's SMEs © Kawasaki Robotics

Japanese firms turn to robots to fill labour shortage

17 May 2017

As Japan continues to grapple with falling population rates, which have begun to affect labour demands, the country is turning to robots to make up for what it lacks in manpower. 

The robots are set to take on a wide variety of roles in the manufacturing, earthmoving and hotel room service as companies have struggled to find labour.

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