The Rise of Robots in the Operating Room | Dr. Robert Webster III | TEDxNashvilleSalon by TEDx Talks   1 year ago

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As robots invade the operating room, what does the future hold? Will they replace surgeons, or will how we think of them change until they are not even robots anymore? First generation surgical robots are now in operating rooms all over the world, helping surgeons operate through smaller incisions. But we have only scratched the surface of the potential of robots to help surgeons save the lives. Tiny, intelligent robot tentacles the size of needles promise incisionless surgeries with rapid healing and no scars. They can reach currently unreachable lung tumors, save stroke patient’s lives, and fire lasers to accurately cut tissue. These robots are poised to create “supersurgeons” who can transcend the size, dexterity, and sensory perception limits that constrain modern surgical approaches. Watch this talk to learn more now. As robots invade the operating room, what does the future hold? Will they replace surgeons, or will how we think of them change until they aren’t even robots anymore? First generation surgical robots have recently been integrated into operating rooms all over the world, and help surgeons operate through smaller incisions. But we have only scratched the surface of the potential of robots in surgery. Tiny, intelligent robot tentacles the size of needles promise incisionless surgeries with rapid healing and no scars. They have the potential to help surgeons rewire the brain, destroy tumors with heat, and fire lasers to accurately cut tissue. These robots are poised to create “supersurgeons” who can transcend the size, dexterity, and sensory perception limits that constrain modern surgical approaches. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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