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Japanese startups rush to develop service robots for medical use

Aiming to catch up with US and China amid increasing demand for social distance

Robots made by UBTECH Robotics are used to check peoples’ temperatures and conduct disinfection work at a Chinese hospital in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province in February.

TOKYO -- Service robots are finally emerging from the shadows around the world as the pandemic drives demand for avoiding the coronavirus and its carriers.

Robots have long toiled behind the scenes to enhance efficiency in factories and elsewhere. But now, they have been thrust into the spotlight as reliable partners to keep people safe amid the public health crisis.

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