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Date PostedOctober 16, 2015

Japan Hit by Construction Work Shortage


Source: BusinessInsider.com.au

The Japanese are taking an innovative approach to their construction worker shortage, substituting workers with drones and robots.

Apparently Visa Restrictions for blue-collar workers has caused the worst labour shortage in 20 years for Japan, and just when they are preparing to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The aging population has also resulted in a deficit of young labour.

Komatsu is the 2nd largest construction company in the world, so to address shortages and keep productivity up, the company has resorted to using robotic bulldozers with no drivers and drones to map work.

Read more at http://www.businessinsider.com.au/japans-komatsu-uses-robot-bulldozers-drones-for-construction-due-to-labor-shortage-2015-10

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