Scientists are saying that a future of a robotic surgeon in the operating room is starting to become a reality. Although human supervision will likely always be necessary, the robots would increase accuracy during surgery and reduce detrimental human errors.
The design has been dubbed the 'Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot,' or "STAR." When scientists tested the device on pig skin, STAR proved successful in completing a "supervised autonomous surgery." In comparisons, the bot was shown to be superior to manual surgery.
Although the robotic surgeon is highly capable, the machines are wholly dependent on a doctor's capability of correctly using it. A series of robots to perform surgery are continuously being tested, increasingly demonstrating a future of safer and more efficient medical treatments.
Scientists are Testing a Robot That Will Perform Soft-Tissue Surgery
1. Robotic Surgeons - Opportunity for developing advanced robotic systems that can perform soft-tissue surgery with high accuracy and reduce human errors.
2. Autonomous Surgery - Potential for developing autonomous surgical robots that can perform supervised surgery with superior results compared to manual surgery.
3. Safer Medical Treatments - Opportunity to create safer and more efficient medical treatments by combining human expertise with robotic surgical systems.
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can benefit from the development and implementation of robotic surgeons for more accurate and efficient surgical procedures.
2. Robotics - Robotics industry can explore the development of advanced robotic systems specifically designed for soft-tissue surgery in the medical field.
3. Medical Technology - There is a growing need for innovative medical technologies that can improve surgical outcomes and reduce human errors in the medical field.