A bot to watch over me

Shiho Fukada

Reporting and video: Shiho Fukada
Editing and graphics: Jeffery Delviscio
© STAT News 2018

Japan has the largest percentage of older people in the world, with 27.3 percent of its citizens 65 years and older. According to a government estimate, by 2025, Japan will face a shortage of 37,700 care workers. To fill the gap, robots of all shapes and sizes have come to the rescue.

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