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You might have heard of the da Vinci surgical robot (or “waldo,” since it is directly controlled by a person) — it’s the state-of-the-art system used by surgeons to operate remotely, and although it’s quite a bulky setup, it’s also nearly as precise as human hands. Seattle surgeon Jim Porter, in order to show off the da Vinci’s capabilities, folds a paper airplane using the system’s little grippers.

Then there’s a little twist at the end that took me by surprise. Let’s just say that the piece of paper isn’t exactly 8.5×11″.

[via TechFlash]