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Scientists hail robotic hand 'breakthrough'

A group of European scientists have successfully connected a robotic hand to an amputee, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial limb, and control it by thought.

During a month of experiments, the patient made complex movements using only his brain. It is being heralded as a scientific breakthrough. Tom Donkin reports.

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