Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Autonomous Robot Assists in Surgery

Bioengineers at Duke University have developed a laboratory robot that can successfully locate tiny pieces of metal within flesh and guide a needle to its exact location -- all without the need for human assistance.

This robot may be the harbinger of systems capable of placing and removing radioactive "seeds" for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Read the full article titled Autonomous robot detects shrapnel on the PHYSORG.COM website.

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