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Pandemic-era robots shop, talk and even clean the loo

Need for social distancing drives development of real-world 'avatars'

Mira Robotics developed a robot than can clean toilets automatically or through remote control.

TOKYO -- One robot can use a toilet brush to scrub porcelain bowls all by itself. Another lets humans work on faraway assembly lines with fine motor skills, thanks to virtual reality gloves.

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