Robots cleaning up at stations and airports in labor-hungry Japan

Business Dec 27, 2019

Robots cleaning up at stations and airports in labor-hungry Japan

More and more unmanned cleaning robots are being used in Japan, mainly at public transportation facilities, amid severe labor shortages. Faced with difficulties securing enough workers, Central Japan Railway Co. started using four robots this year to clean Nagoya Station and other locations, hoping that ...

Self-driving wheelchairs tested at Haneda Airport

National Dec 2, 2019

Self-driving wheelchairs tested at Haneda Airport

Trials of next-generation self-driving electric wheelchairs have been carried out at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, to help elderly and other people get to boarding gates more easily. Japan Airlines aims to start using the self-driving wheelchairs as early as the business year that starts next ...