Tokyo's Haneda airport is set to become a testing ground for new robot technologies under a joint project announced Thursday by its operator and leading robot developer Cyberdyne Inc.

The companies said the project is aimed at showcasing Japan's cutting-edge technologies and a model for robot utilization the rest of the world can follow.

The announcement came on the heels of the Cabinet's approval Tuesday of the government's revamped Japan Revitalization Strategy, which lists support for robot research and development as one of the main areas of focus.