Japanese robotics – where to go?

Yoshihiro Kusuda (Kusuda International, Tokyo, Japan)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Publication date: 1 December 2005



Aims to make an appeal to Japanese robotic community in an attempt to keep global competitivity for the future.


Clarifies the cost structure of the robotic business. Analyses the needs of Japanese society. Leads to suggest the new direction of Japanese robotics.


Specific target robots for the future are suggested.


The new direction in R&D is proposed based on the study on the cost structure of the robotic industry and the needs of Japanese society.



Kusuda, Y. (2005), "Japanese robotics – where to go?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 32 No. 6, pp. 472-476. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910510629190

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