Medical robots – can it really be true

The Times reported on 5th May 2016 that medical robots (or a fully automated surgeon) successfully stitched up four Yorkshire piglets after an operation. Device to be used on people

Whilst the paediatric surgeon, Peter Kim, who led the work contends that it is only a matter of time before the device will be ready to be used on people, British expert, Christopher Ogden feels that it is unlikely the machine will be able to cope with anything more than the most routine procedures.

Robotic surgery success

Christopher Ogden, who has carried out more than 2000 prostate operations at the Royal Marsden hospital in London is concerned that the robot would struggle with the differences between one human body to the next and consequently it is unlikely that a surgeon would ever be fully replaced.

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