Singapore Robot Guards Aim To Help Ease Worker Shortage

O-R3, a four-wheeled security robot unveiled by a Singapore technology company on Friday, is designed to patrol large outdoor areas without human guidance, making sure all people on the site are authorised to be there.
In last year’s budget, Singapore announced plans to spend more than S$450m (US$323m) over three years on the deployment of robots.
In Singapore, where robots are being deployed from healthcare to restaurants in a government-backed push to ease a workforce crunch, a new niche has been found for intelligent machines — nightwatchman.
“They want to use technology to replace labour , which is becoming more and more challenging [to find] in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
“It’s not just labour shortage but the accuracy of technology compared with humans,” he said.

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