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Robots in medicine

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?

Next: Look at either:   Cyborgs   or   Responsible robots?





Laparoscopic surgery robot.
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NOT RATED jdkjf 07-05-09 15:17
they rock