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Space Robot Performs Surgery on Itself

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Canadarm2 robotic arm used its own mechanical hand to perform a series of operations to replace two cameras attached to itself.

For the first time in history, a robot out in space has used its own mechanical dexterity to fix itself without any assistance from astronauts on the scene. The Canadian built Canadarm2 robotic arm used its own mechanical hand called Dextre to perform a series of operations to replace two faulty cameras attached to itself.

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