Robots as good as human surgeons

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    Surgery performed by robots is just as successful as operations carried out by surgeons, a major trial has found.
    The study of prostate cancer patients found those whose gland was removed by a machine were doing as well after three months as those who went under the knife in the traditional way.
    They experienced less pain doing day to day activities a week later, and reported better overall physical quality of life after six weeks, but this levelled out over time. Those undergoing robot surgery also lost far less blood and spent less time in hospital. There was no difference in urinary and sexual function, or the number of complications, the research found.
    Most common way of this type of operation is using the da Vinci robot, a set of robotic arms controlled by a human surgeon sitting a few feet away. A high magnification 3D camera allows the surgeon to see inside the patient's body through a keyhole incision. The camera is attached to one of four arms on the machine - the other three hold other surgical instruments needed during the operation.
    Their main use is in surgical removal of the prostate gland, called a prostatectomy, in men with prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men.
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  3. Goliathus Registered Member

    Man soon alot of jobs are going to be taken over by robots but probably new jobs will be open aswell. Technology is advancing so fast.
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