Autonomous Robots Can Now Perform Surgery At Johns Hopkins University

smart medical health care concept, surgery robotic machine use allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible

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You might be able to get surgery done thanks to a robot in the near-future thanks to Johns Hopkins University!

A new autonomous surgical robot called STAR (the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot) just performed an intestinal anastomosis on four pigs last week and it's a key indicator on if robots can do the same thing to humans in surgery.

The even weirder thing is that the robot's suturing and stitches for the pigs were "more accurate and consistent than seen in human-performed operations" so this could be the start of doctors being able to train robots to assist in surgery or even perform the entire thing in hospital settings or in ambulances on the way to the hospital as temporary fixes.

Human trials are supposed to start in the next few years so just get ready to see more robots pop up in a hospital near you thanks to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University!

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