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A robot for ‘soft tissue’ surgery outperforms surgeons | KurzweilAI

A robot for ‘soft tissue’ surgery outperforms surgeons | KurzweilAI

Can a robot handle the slippery stuff of soft tissues that can move and change shape in complex ways as stitching goes on, normally requiring a surgeon’s skill to respond to these changes to keep suturing as tightly and evenly as possible?

A Johns Hopkins University and Children’s National Health System research team decided to find out by using their  “Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot” (STAR) to perform in a procedure called anastomosis* (joining two tubular structures such as blood vessels together), using pig intestinal tissue.

Source: A robot for ‘soft tissue’ surgery outperforms surgeons | KurzweilAI