Robots have found their way into the medical world too.
There are training robots
Simroid is a simulation robot for student dentists. The robot gives dentists the chance to practice drilling and other dental operations without hurting anyone. Watch this video clip
And robots to assist in surgery
on hearts and knees...
or even remote controlled surgery in space -
watch this video clip.
And some scientists think that before long many operations will be carried out by robots without needing humans to be involved at all.
But in medicine, sometimes mistakes do happen.
If a robot surgeon were to cause a serious injury, who’s fault would that be? Would you want to trust your safety to a machine if you knew it wasn’t being controlled by a skilled human?
Look at either: Cyborgs or Responsible robots?