Japan has the highest density of robots in the world.
There are approximately 80,000 industrial-use robots in operation around the world, and fully half of them in Japan. That's about 1 robot for every 310 people in Japan.
There has been much interest in the futuristic robots on display at the Aichi Expo in Nagoya and the 2005 RoboCup held in Osaka. Japan's high-tech automobile utilizes thousands of industrial robots and now robots are being developed to care for Japan's rapidly aging population as well as recreate Japanese dance steps before the art form is lost to humans.
Friday, July 22, 2005