Robot Xiao-Yi passed Medical examinations with flying colours and has the skills to become a doctor
A ROBOT doctor - one of the first in the world - has passed its medical exams with flying colours.
Xiao Yi "mastered" all required medical skills, scoring 465 out of 600 points in China's National Medical
Researchers from Tsinghua University, Beijing spent the last 12 months inputting information from dozens of medical books into his brain.
During the exam, the robo doc was forced to show a "reasoning process" when deciding how to treat symptoms, instead of regurgitating the information back.
Wu Ji, deputy boss of its electronic engineering department said: "Its score is 96 points above the acceptance line.
"This shows that it has indeed mastered the medical knowledge and clinical knowledge, and it has owned the basic ability to employ the knowledge to solve some problems."
Xiao Yi passed the national medical exam better than his handlers at Tsinghua University had expected
Researchers from the Beijing university spent the last 12 months filling his brain with medical data
Although robot has flaunted his superior wealth of knowledge, researchers have warned he still has a long way to go before coming a qualified doctor.
But Wu said the examinations the robot undertook can help doctors to "avoid risks".