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Singapore's Robot Workforce Plugs Labor Gaps

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After struggling to find staff during the pandemic, businesses in Singapore increasingly are turned to the deployment of robots.

Credit: Travis Teo/Reuters

Businesses in Singapore increasingly are resorting to robots to help address labor shortages and perform a range of jobs.

Singaporean construction firm Gammon uses Boston Dynamics' four-legged "Spot" robot to scan mud and gravel to check on progress at construction sites.

Meanwhile, Singapore's National Library Board has deployed at a public library two shelf-reading robots that can scan labels on 100,000 books, or about 30% of its collection, daily.

The International Federation of Robotics estimated last year that Singapore has 605 robots installed per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing sector, just behind the 932 per 10,000 workers installed by top placeholder South Korea.

Moreover, more than 30 metro stations in Singapore are set to have barista robots from Crown Digital preparing coffee for commuters.

From Reuters
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