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Cindy Ponder-Budd
Cindy Ponder-Budd


Japan, which has one of the more acute demographic profiles, has embarked on developing its robotics industry to address the issue of a shrinking workforce. Prime Minister Abe launched a robotics effort, similar to Japan's push into semiconductors in the 1980s, teaming public money and private research to develop robots to work in many service and health care jobs.

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