Bored surgeon makes paper plane the size of a penny

When you’re a surgeon working in a hospital, and there’s a downtime where you have no patients to operate on, what do you do? You hone your surgery skills by practicing with surgical robotic hands of course. And that’s just what Dr. James Porter did. Using the Swedish-made da Vinci robot, he managed to fold a tiny piece of paper into an airplane. How tiny, you ask? When completed, the paper plane was barely larger than a penny. While we all know that these robot arms are capable of such things, just thinking about the amount of skill and dexterity required for such a task is even more remarkable. Hats off to Dr. Porter for making such things possible. Hit the break to watch a video of the paper folding in action:

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