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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Robot Surgeons

Will A Robot Be Your Next Surgeon (+Video)

wochit Tech | Published May 4, 2016

A surgical robot outperformed human surgeons in stitching the small intestines of pigs back together, researchers report. Without any direct human interaction, the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot nicknamed STAR reconnected the intestines with sutures that proved more accurate, evenly spaced and durable than those created by human hands, the machine's developers said. The test shows it's possible to create a smart robot that will be able to perform an entire surgical procedure on its own, much as robot technology is now used to assemble complex machinery or safely steer airplanes and automobiles. Robots currently are used in many surgical procedures, including heart bypass surgery, kidney transplants, prostate removal, hysterectomy and hip replacement, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Da Vinci Robot Surgery System. Source: (+Video)

<more at; related articles and links: (There’s now a robot-doctor that can finish performing a surgery on its own. May 4, 2016) and (History of Robotic Surgery. 2016)>

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