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Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research 

Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 7, 7:39 PM

THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 

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Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students

Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Robert Dart's curator insight, September 28, 2014 11:30 PM

Great selection of science related you tube channels.

ma. isabel olguín vega's curator insight, September 30, 2014 6:42 PM

you tube para profesores y estudiantes  @barbirimoo

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10 Best Channels for STEM Education on YouTube

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Was Formula 1 in your syllabus growing up? Probably not, but times are changing. As of this year, Formula 1 cars have made the grade, and will be appearing in public school curriculum.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 29, 2015 9:12 PM

The video channels look fun, too.

Jan Vandermeer's curator insight, April 1, 2015 7:05 AM
Catching up!
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When does weather become climate?

We constantly track our weather as it becomes warmer, or cooler; wetter or drier. But what about the long term - the weather over decades and centuries - at ...

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With the use of new technologies, it is important to understand the differences and the enabling measurements.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:45 AM

 

Check it out, very interesting...