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Tata teams with University of Tokyo on workplace robots

Autonomous tech and networking part of partnership's focus

Robots such as SoftBank's humanoid Pepper have already made inroads in the service sector.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The IT services arm of India's Tata Group has partnered with the University of Tokyo for joint research on technological innovation and supporting global growth of academic startups.

Tata Consultancy Services will collaborate with the university's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology in researching the "future of work," with the goal of developing autonomous robots that help workplaces. They envision using artificial intelligence-based applications for controlling the robots, which will perform various tasks to assist human workers.

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