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Robot rings the Nasdaq bell for the first time

12 November 2013 Last updated at 21:47 GMT

A robotic arm has rung the Nasdaq closing bell to honour the launch of Robo-Stox, an index of robotics and automation tech companies.

Rob Wilson, Chief Exec of Robo-Stox, says the index "hits a lot of different sectors" and includes lawnmowers, surgical robots and drones.

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