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Pair of droids start ‘jobs’ at Shiseido factory

Sporting molded plastic front covers marked “11” and “12”, two humanoid robots nimbly labor away on an assembly line at a make-up factory in Shizuoka Prefecture. The scene is part of a pilot project launched by Shiseido Corp. this month… Continue Reading →

China researchers sound alarm on ‘traveling smog’

Airborne pollutants from China caused about 40 percent of deaths related to PM 2.5 in the rest of the East Asian region, according to a recent study.

Lawson deploys robot cashier in efficiency drive

A revolution of sorts is under way at a convenience store in Osaka. Its leader is “Regirobo”, an intelligent checkout machine that automatically rings up customers’ purchases and bags them.

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