surgical robot

This miniature surgical robot could replace its giant counterparts

  • A tiny, tennis ball sized robot, weighing as much as a penny, has been developed to perform surgical tasks.
  • The robot was successful in puncturing a mock retinal vein, only about twice the thickness of a human hair, without causing damage.
  • Usually, surgical robots are very large and can fill up entire surgical rooms.

Researchers at Harvard collaborated with Sony to build a tiny, origami-inspired surgical robot.

The robot is only about the size of a tennis ball and weighs only as much as a penny. And it’s not just tiny: in a study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, the researchers described how it managed to perform a tricky mock surgical task.

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