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Autonomous Robot Beats Human Surgeons At Flesh-Cutting

13-Oct-2017

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Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) makes more precise cuts than expert surgeons.

Also damages less of the surrounding flesh.

Irregular soft tissue can resist a cutting tool and then give way abruptly.

STAR visually tracks both its intended path and its cutting tool.

Semi-autonomous as follows tiny marks placed on the tissue beforehand.

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Assistant Professor at University of Maryland.

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Public land-grant research university in College Park, Maryland