According to The Nikkei Asia, Sony Group will join forces with Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries in a bid to roll out a new remote robotics platform business that will cater to factory workers who have faced challenging conditions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The two companies announced on Friday plans to establish a joint company this summer in which they will each hold a 50% stake. The new company will have a capital of 100 million yen (US$ 919,000) and will start operations soon after receiving the necessary approvals.
The business will focus on offering industrial workers, and eventually essential workers in fields like health care, flexible and safe working conditions through a "remote robot platform," which will enable workers to operate and control robots from remote locations.
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