A whole bunch of Japanese "robot-related companies and organizations, including manufacturers, universities and local governments," have banded together to create an organization to examine how robots can be better used in "welfare and care services" and spread throughout the land. The new group will hold its first meeting on December 13 in Tokyo. Basically, we interpret this move as a sign that the robots are already taking over, by cleverly getting the humans to organize and figure out how they can do a better job becoming more ubiquitous. Freakin' brilliant.
[Illustration by Si Clark]