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Surgical Robots With Tactile Force Feedback Allow Surgeons to Feel Their Cuts.

Surgical Robots With Tactile Force Feedback Allow Surgeons to Feel Their Cuts.

Surgical robot ‘Sofie’ has force feedback to allow surgeons to feel their cuts. An important advancement for medical science and robotic surgery.

RP-7 Robot Allows Doctors to be Remotely Present

RP-7 Robot Allows Doctors to be Remotely Present

Doctors can remotely interact with patients through a person size, mobile robotic platform made by InTouch Technologies, Inc. InTouch’s robot, the RP-7 and RP-7i allow doctors to communicate via video and audio from anywhere in the world. The platform can even link directly to medical devices, allowing the doctor to remotely view real time patient data.

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

According to a study published in Pediatrics, using robots for surgery is safe, but provides no better outcomes for child patients in some cases. Robotic surgery systems, such as the Da Vinci allow surgeons to more easily do less invasive surgeries, as well as reduce human error like shaking hands.

Robots May Soon Perform Autopsies

Robots are already used all over medicine. For example,medical teaching robots. Why not let them do autopsies too? The idea is that robots can be more precise than humans can, so they will be better at completing an accurate autopsy report. Humans miss things, robots don’t.

Medical Robot Helps Teach Aspiring Dentists

A robot named Simroid allows dental students to interact with a realistic, robotic patient. Simroid can sense pain, listen to the student, and even talk back to the student, making it a very realistic robot.