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Medical Automated Robots Will Assist Future Surgeons, Any Volunteers?

May 06, 2017 04:22 AM EDT


The scene of medical automated Robots assisting in operating rooms is like watching a sci-fi movie or an episode of the Terminator series. Medical scientists are in for the technology assisting surgeons in their specialties. With the aid of computer programs and graphical scanning, future surgeons will find it very helpful to have technology at their side.

A complex cranial surgery that takes two hours two minutes and 30 seconds have a reduction of operating time 50 times faster than the usual procedure. The operation uses automated robotics similar to the fabrication of precision instruments that produce auto parts. The operation will alter the surgical approach of open surgery with the use of medical automated robots.

Researchers from the University of Utah developed an automated surgical drill that will aid doctors in their invasive and open surgeries. The medical automated robot drill could perform fast, safe, and clean cuts with precision. The procedure saves time, decreases human error, controls infection and saves on expenses. The published result is on the May 1 Neurosurgical Issue.

Cranial Operations are so complex that doctors spend more time in its initial procedure of cutting sensitive openings in the skull using manual drilling equipment. This procedure alone takes hours for doctors and costs a lot of money, considering the fatigue on the surgeons. With the new medical automated robot, the process becomes more efficient, says William Couldwell MD., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon at the University of Utah, reports Neuroscience News.

Medical Automated Robot surgery is not well accepted yet. The robots and surgeons have to see each other eye to eye. Meaning that an artificial intelligence of the procedure has to be embedded in the bot's program. Surgeons will become machine computer aided surgery supervisors monitoring the procedure. The FDA will have to be very strict and surgery equipment, like automated surgeons, will adhere to strict compliance with the standards of the robotic procedure with a new curriculum put up in medical schools for the task, reports Wired.

The next stage after all said and done is to convince patients if they want to put their skins under the knife attached to an AI metal wielding surgeon, any volunteers?

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