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Robot with sense of touch to allow surgeons to operate remotely

During keyhole surgery, surgeons typically rely on sight as they remotely control the delicate operation.  A new robot promises to give them one important extra sense: touch. The invention, revealed Wednesday at the Australasian Simulation Congress in Melbourne, Australia, is called the HeroSurg. Created by a team at Australia's Deakin University, as well as Harvard University, the robot may look a little terrifying but its inventors hope it will make operations safer and more accurate.
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