Shinzo Abe aims to boost Japan’s robot market

Shinzo Abe aims to boost Japan’s robot market

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Japan might witness Robot Olympics in 2020.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his wish to host a Robot Olympics in 2020 – the same year in which Japan will host the Summer Olympic Games. The PM addressed the media with his plan as he visited the production lines for the industrial and care giving robots in Saitama and in Tokyo.

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Abe said, “In 2020 I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills.” The PM also revealed his plans for a task force which will develop Japan’s robotic industry and increase the market value of the robotics industry 2.4 trillion yen (£13.8 billion).

The PM added that he wished to transform the robotic industry into a major pillar of  the Japanese economy. Japan has for long been accredited as the pioneer in the robotics industry, thus, a Robot Olympics coinciding with the summer games will be a great opportunity for the country to showcase its technological prowess on a global level.

Abe also revealed that he would like to set up a council aimed at stirring a “robotic revolution” in the country.

Japan had recently launched a new chatty humanoid robot that claimed to understand human emotions.

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