From surgical robots that operate on humans to companion bots that comfort humans, robots are on the verge of taking over the medical field.
When you think of robots, you think of the classic cyborgs from science fiction.
Maybe you imagine R2-D2 and C-3PO; perhaps you think of the machines in the Matrix trilogy or the Terminator with its thick Austrian accent. But what you might not think of are the actual medical robots that are set to revolutionize the field of medicine.
From surgical robots that operate on humans to companion bots that comfort humans, robots are on the verge of taking over the medical field. Here are ten important medical robots that are shaping the future of healthcare.
First up is one of those rare robots that perform surgery…well, sort of.
The CyberKnife is a robotic surgical system that’s used to treat cancer with great precision. This is very important in cancer radiotherapy since the CyberKnife system minimizes the exposure of non-cancerous tissues to damaging radiation.
This wonder of medical technology mounts a linear accelerator onto a multi-axis robotic chassis. The “robotic surgeon” can then target the cancerous tissues from many angles without repositioning the patient.
The CyberKnife is a wonderful innovation,