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Why South Korea has the highest concentration of robots in the world

Why South Korea has the highest concentration of robots in the world

Humanoid robots are more than just sci-fi novelties in South Korea, which holds the top spot for the world’s highest robot density – beating out China, Japan, Germany and the United States.

Robot density refers to the ratio of industrial robots to employees. To maintain its lead, the South Korean government has committed $450 million to robotics over the next five years.

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