Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Robots Galore

The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Tuesday that there is a new robotics association here, with Kyoji Takenaka to be its first chairman. It includes about 210 manufacturers, universities and local governments (no idea if Keio is involved).

According to the Japan Robot Association (JARA, which is an older organization), 690 billion yen worth of robots (about six billion dollars) were sold in Japan in 2005, up almost twenty percent from the year before.

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