Snake-Like Robots Perform Intricate Operations Where Surgeons Can’t Reach

Snake-Like Robots Perform Intricate Operations Where Surgeons Can’t Reach
technology

More delicate surgeries are now assisted by robotic medical tools.

Yi Chen
  • 30 may 2012


Scientists and doctors are now using robots to assists in surgery on hearts, cancer, and other organs of the human body. These ‘snakebots’ are able to wield medical tools at the end of their arms, such as tiny cameras, forceps, and scissors. These robots can perform delicate operations that require precision, and are mainly used when a surgeon can’t reach or see a certain area.

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