This Robotic Surgeon Is Better At Surgery Than Its Human Counterparts
A semi-autonomous surgical robot outperformed human surgeons and human-controlled machines in suture tests on pigs.By Evan Thomas | May 4, 2016
Do you trust a robot to sew you back up instead of a human?
Surgeons at Children's National Medical Center have developed a semi-autonomous surgical robot. They had it perform open surgeries on pigs, sewing together sections of bowel.
The robot was "supervised," meaning human minders wrangled its thread and watched to make sure it followed its fluorescent markers. But the robot did all of the suturing itself.