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Robots roam Tokyo's newest train station to patrol and sweep

Takanawa Gateway features AI guide for assisting passengers

Cleaning robots at Takanawa Gateway Station will sweep the floors autonomously overnight, covering about 2,000 sq. meters.  (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

TOKYO -- The newest train station on central Tokyo's iconic Yamanote line will employ robots and artificial intelligence to reduce labor and assist riders.

Takanawa Gateway Station, set to open Saturday, will install six types of robots capable of handling such tasks as guiding passengers, cleaning the station and performing security duties.

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