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A surgeon using a robot to operate on a patient in Hefei, Anhui province. Increasingly, robots are being used for work demanding fine precision, such as operating inside the human body while being controlled remotely by a surgeon. Local staff are sti
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A surgeon using a robot to operate on a patient in Hefei, Anhui province. Increasingly, robots are being used for work demanding fine precision, such as operating inside the human body while being controlled remotely by a surgeon. Local staff are still needed for patient care, but the rare skills of the surgeon can be presented digitally from anywhere, reducing specialist training needs.
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PHOTO: REUTERS