Robo-Surgeons Get a New Set of Eyes

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 10:21 in Mathematics & Economics

Duke University engineers think they've made an important step towards developing robotic surgeons that operate independently. The robot they used in their experiments—which were just feasibility studies, and were not performed on real people—uses 3-D ultrasound as its eyes, and an AI program that processes the 3-D information it gathers to determine the robot's next steps. read more

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