Do you believe technology is everything? well, before i read Doc in a Box, i don't think AI can replace manpower. yes, a computer can play chess with you, stimulate a playground for you, guarantee your safety at home, but...to have a surgery??
Now haptics, the science of simulating touch and feel, makes it possible. The advantage of having a robot to operate for you is it can precisely locate the operating field. before this robot comes up, we already have many operations with the computer-assisted tracking system. technology did work very well and now it can do more.
the only disadvantage of this robot is the way-to-high cost. but this robot is only an unnamed prototype, it's too early to jump to the conclusion. in the light of the development of medical tech, students of medical school might get ready to find another jobs cause robotic surgeons would come true soon.
- Mar 07 Sat 2009 10:25