From baristas to inspectors: Singapore's robot workforce plugs labour gaps

Robot barista "Ella", designed by Crown Digital, makes a coffee autonomously after receiving orders, in Singapore, April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Travis Teo

(This May 30 story corrects paragraph 6 to make clear robots are introduced at one public library, not across Singapore's National Library Board network)

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - After struggling to find staff during the pandemic, businesses in Singapore have increasingly turned to deploying robots to help carry out a range of tasks, from surveying construction sites to scanning library bookshelves.

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