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A robot is a machine that is programmed to perform certain tasks autoamtically.
Robots can be humanoid or simply come in the form of robotic arms that are often used in factories. They are at the heart of a societal shift towards automation, such as in factories, hospitals, storehouses, agriculture, the care sector, but also in a domestic context. This page collates DW content on robots.
As a nation not unfamiliar with the destruction wrought by natural disasters, Japan is forced to innovate to save lives. A team of researchers has now developed a snake-shaped robot that can climb up steps and navigate through narrow spaces.