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Robot Surgeon Operates On A Pig

3rd February 2022

A ROBOT has performed successful surgery on a pig. While robots have been helping with surgery for some time, this is the first time an operation has been completed without a human involved.

Robot Surgeon Operates On A Pig

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have been training their Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) for years, teaching it how to perform a ‘laparoscopic surgery’ – a tough operation for humans, where a surgeon has to stitch intestines (guts) back together very carefully.

Researchers said that “the slightest hand tremor or misplaced stitch” can lead to serious problems for a patient, but they say STAR “excelled” at the job.

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