Japan's Shrinking Work Force Turns to Robots Japan has an answer to its population problem. The country is getting so much smaller — and older — that millions of people may vanish from the work force. A Japanese think tank has proposed a solution: robots.
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Japan's Shrinking Work Force Turns to Robots

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Japan's Shrinking Work Force Turns to Robots

Japan's Shrinking Work Force Turns to Robots

Japan's Shrinking Work Force Turns to Robots

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Japan has an answer to its population problem. The country is getting so much smaller — and older — that millions of people may vanish from the work force. A Japanese think tank has proposed a solution: robots.

The group says a variety of robots could do everything from diagnosing medical problems to vacuuming the floor. Robots could even monitor the health of the booming population of seniors, so that human nurses don't have to.