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Made in China, by Robots


The southern Chinese city of Dongguan built its fortunes manufacturing goods for the world, relying for decades on cheap manual labor to produce low-end goods. But in recent years there has been a massive shift towards automation, following a period of economic hardship and amid rising labor costs. Ryan Chua visited some of the factories in the city where machines are replacing humans on the assembly line.

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Made in China, by Robots


The southern Chinese city of Dongguan built its fortunes manufacturing goods for the world, relying for decades on cheap manual labor to produce low-end goods. But in recent years there has been a massive shift towards automation, following a period of economic hardship and amid rising labor costs. Ryan Chua visited some of the factories in the city where machines are replacing humans on the assembly line.

 

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Correspondent:Ryan Chua

Cameraman:Yan Jingwei

Editor:Wang Sisi

 

 

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Robots at your service


Along with the rise of robots and artificial intelligence are fears of mass unemployment. But in Singapore, it’s seen not as a threat but a solution, with many companies struggling to hire staff because of restrictions on foreign workers. As Miro Lu reports, some businesses in the service sector are employing robots to survive a workforce crunch.

Robots at your service


Along with the rise of robots and artificial intelligence are fears of mass unemployment. But in Singapore, it’s seen not as a threat but a solution, with many companies struggling to hire staff because of restrictions on foreign workers. As Miro Lu reports, some businesses in the service sector are employing robots to survive a workforce crunch.

 

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Producer/Reporter: Miro Lu

Cameraman/Editor: Alvin Lee

 

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Robotic friends for Japan's elderly


One of the challenges facing Japan today is its aging population--and with it, a lack of people to care for its elderly citizens. And then came robots that were created to do the job, at least when it comes to giving old people a friend and someone to talk to. In Okayama, Steve Lunt met Kabo-chan, a robot that’s improving the well-being and changing the lives of some elderly Japanese.

Robotic friends for Japan's elderly


One of the challenges facing Japan today is its aging population--and with it, a lack of people to care for its elderly citizens. And then came robots that were created to do the job, at least when it comes to giving old people a friend and someone to talk to. In Okayama, Steve Lunt met Kabo-chan, a robot that’s improving the well-being and changing the lives of some elderly Japanese.

 

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Filmed and Directed by Steve Lunt

Production Assistant: Rose Anne Yumang

Translator: Kaori Hatanaka

Music: Kevin MacLeod

With thanks to: Dr. Masaaki Tanaka, Dr. Toshiharu Mukai, Akihito Fujita, Rina Matsuki, Kayoko Hashimoto and Yasuko Ota