Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:00:02 PM
ShadowVamp, it's even better than that. Now a specialist from the other side of the world can operate the robot, and hundreds of other doctors and med students can watch it live or recorded. The robots are also getting smarter learning to process the images from the cameras and and avoid nicking blood vessels or crashing into other instruments.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:26:27 PM
@madduck: The robot is controlled by the skilled human surgeon, but the instruments are far smaller than any human could control properly and video cameras magnify everything. It's a lot more accurate and causes smaller incisions and less healing time. My dad`s most recent hernia operation was robotic and it was pretty awesome.