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Robot-friendly workplaces: Japan sees shared rules paving path

Public-private project looks to expand technology beyond manufacturing

An autonomous robot disinfects a handrail in Tokyo's Takanawa Gateway Station. (Photo by Shohei Nomoto)

TOKYO -- Nearly two dozen major Japanese companies will join an effort to help workplaces more easily accommodate robots, in hopes of improving productivity and relieving chronic labor shortages in such areas as retail and logistics.

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