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Monday, December 08, 2003

Technology News: Japan's Robot Developers Go Linux
By Jan Krikke,
Part of the ECT News Network
December 3, 2003

Japan's preoccupation with consumer robots is largely driven by economic imperatives. It has an aging population, declining birthrates and a looming labor shortage, which means that the development of a standard robot platform could simply be a matter of time. However, despite its growing popularity in robotics, Linux cannot yet claim victory.