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US specialists will have the lead in event of an arms race
Expensive machinery means cost benefits will depend on achieving economies of scale
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Newcomers may lower costs and add an analytical edge
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Robots are increasingly performing tasks once done by humans
Investors have warmed to stocks of acquirers
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How big is the market for robot surgery?
Sometimes prices revert to zero, not their historical average
It is very profitable but it is crucial the company steps up international sales