Humanoid robots work side by side with employees in the assembly line at a factory of Glory, a manufacturer of automatic change dispensers, in Kazo, north of Tokyo in this July 2015 file photo. But Japanese firms are not the only ones ramping up spending on robotics and automation. Photo: Reuters

Here come the robots: Davos bosses brace for big technology shocks on cusp of ‘4th industrial revolution’

Threat of mass unemployment looms as advanced robotics augur accelerated innovation and next industrial jump after steam, mass production, IT

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Humanoid robots work side by side with employees in the assembly line at a factory of Glory, a manufacturer of automatic change dispensers, in Kazo, north of Tokyo in this July 2015 file photo. But Japanese firms are not the only ones ramping up spending on robotics and automation. Photo: Reuters
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