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Japan Looking to Automate 80 Percent of Elder Care By 2020


Japan is looking to use caregiver robots to address the ever-growing shortage of workers in nursing homes and hospitals. According to a February 5 report in The Guardian, the government predicts that 80 percent of the elderly in Japan will receive care from robots by 2020.

Japan’s rapidly aging society has caused a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, according to the report. The government is pushing acceptance of social robot technology that could help overcome the shortfall.  Read more...

Source: Elctronic 360
             Jonathan Fuller