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At your service: Japanese robots move out of the factory

Intelligent machines take on the dirty work in offices and shopping malls

The market for robots in Japan's service sector is expected to increase tenfold between 2015 and 2035 to 4.9 trillion yen ($44.6 billion). (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- As Mitsubishi Estate's employees start heading home in the early evening, robots get ready for work.

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