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Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Robotic Surgeon Skinning A Grape

The DaVinci surgical robot, used primarily at present in urological surgery, has gotten a lot of media. Here it is showing its stuff by skinning a grape. So I guess it’d be useful in the kitchen as well as the OR.

I think there’s a future, as the cost comes down because the benefit appears relatively marginal at present, for robotics in just about all surgical fields in the future. I can certainly see a robot help splitting the fissure or dissecting away an acoustic or the like in neurosurgery.