Robot cheerleaders developed by Murata Manufacturing Co. perform synchronised dancing as bicyclist robot "Murata Seisaku-kun", or Murata Boy is seen in the background during the annual CEATEC Japan advanced technologies show in Chiba last October. Photo: Koji Ueda/AP

Here’s why Japan is obsessed with robots

But people find robots at banks and stores more entertaining than useful

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Robot cheerleaders developed by Murata Manufacturing Co. perform synchronised dancing as bicyclist robot "Murata Seisaku-kun", or Murata Boy is seen in the background during the annual CEATEC Japan advanced technologies show in Chiba last October. Photo: Koji Ueda/AP
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