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Robots to play a big role at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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A roster of Olympic robots that will do everything from welcoming visitors to transporting javelins has been unveiled as Tokyo works to showcase Japanese technology at next year's Summer Games.

Japan hopes the 2020 Olympics will be a chance to put its tech sector back on the map after years in which the country's reputation as an industry leader has flagged.

Auto giant Toyota has a roster of five robots with different roles to play, from cutesy renditions of the Olympic mascots to a staid transport bot.

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Printable version | Jan 18, 2020 6:28:00 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/robots-to-play-a-big-role-at-tokyo-2020-olympics/article28709065.ece

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