• The robots will know their own position at the airport and automatically move around the facility if their destination information is input in advance, avoiding people and obstacles.
  • For human workers at the airport, power-assisted suit-type robots will be introduced to help them carry heavy luggage. Under a lease contract between the airport operator and Cyberdyne, 11 robots will be installed at the passenger terminals by September.
  • Under the national robot strategy announced in January, the government aims to enlarge the market size to 2.4 trillion yen (about $19.6 billion) in 2020 from the current 660 billion yen.

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