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Perspectives On Robots In The OR (Part 2)

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 9:38am
Michael Berthelot, CEO and President, Pro-Dex Inc.

While there are some ways in which robots can replace human involvement during surgery, it’s unlikely that robots will completely replace human surgeons. This is because human intuition, reasoning, and experience will continue to be invaluable. Robots offer doctors and surgeons a more advanced form of decision support, make them faster, and even allow them to work remotely. They are also capable of repeating extremely delicate procedures with incredible precision. However, human doctors will likely still have to control, configure, and monitor the robot in order to meet the specific needs of different surgeries and intervene if something unexpected happens during a procedure.

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