Robo-surgeon to perform zero-G surgery

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Combining zero gravity with robots performing surgery probably isn’t the average person’s idea of a fun time, but that’s what scientists envisage as the future of the robo-surgery sphere. A NASA C-9 transport aircraft in a 34,000 feet dive towards New Mexico is to be the base for this test, which will compare a prototype robot’s ability to cut and stitch with that of a human. Researchers from SRI International and the University of Cincinnati will make the judgment, although it’s unclear what exactly the two competitors will be working on. To top things off, the robot surgeon in the sky will be remotely controlled from the ground: to that we can only say, “show offs.”


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