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Picasso’s Guernica gets robot health check

01/03/12 16:16 CET

One of Spain’s most iconic paintings – Pablo Picasso’s Guernica is undergoing a hi-tech health check.

Every night a robot – nicknamed Pablito – uses advanced infrared and ultraviolet photographic technology to take tens of thousands of tiny shots of the painting.

Analysts are then able to see scratches undetectable by the human eye.

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