CBSN On Assignment: @AdamYamaguchi Visits Japan to Talk Robots, Population Decline, and the Future-Human Condition | @hiroshiishiguro @CBSNews #robots

In a segment from On Assignment by CBSN Adam Yamaguchi visits Japan to report on how robots are becoming both a practical and perhaps emotional replacement for humans in a country with a rapidly declining population (and therefore fewer people to staff jobs, work at hotels, fewer kids to teach in schools, and other dilemmas associated broadly with a country’s population and economy). The nearly 12-minute segment includes conversation with Hiroshi Ishiguro, other roboticists, doctors, and someone who lives with a humanoid robot named Pepper (first image below).


Roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro

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