The 6 coolest surgical robots - according to IEEE Spectrum:
We Already Trust Robot Surgeons
Smart surgical systems now make decisions and carry out independent actions in a number of operations
Cancer TumorsThe robotic radiosurgery system from Accuray circles the patient, correcting for patient movement while delivering targeted beams of high-dose radiation to the tumor.
EyeIn Lasik vision correction surgery, robotic systems from a variety of companies plan how to reshape patients’ corneas, then fire laser pulses while correcting for eye movement.
Hip & KneeIn joint-replacement surgeries, a robot from Think Surgical cuts through bone at precise angles to give the artificial knee the best possible alignment and stability.
SpineThe guidance robot from Mazor Robotics uses the patient’s CT scans to position a frame for surgeons’ tools, giving them 1.5-millimeter accuracy.
HairIn hair-graft surgeries, Restoration Robotics’ system identifies hair follicles for harvesting, cuts them out, and makes tiny incisions for the transplants.