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First robot surgeon made in Iran

Robot created by Tehran at technology centre to help surgeons carry out laparoscopic procedures.

The first surgery robot has been produced by Iranian experts in Tehran's Scientific Research and Medical Technology Centre.

The robot, designed and assembled by a number of biomechanics experts, was created with the aim of helping surgeons carry out laparoscopic surgeries.

The robot will assist in reducing the pressure surgeons are subjected to during the operation and thereby making mistakes less probable.

The robot can be commanded by voice or pedals that stir in six directions.

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