i-Snake Robot to Offer Slithering Assistance During Surgery

The i-Snake may sound like a cheap iPod peripheral, but it is actually the name of a revolutionary concept surgical robot, which hopes to advance keyhole surgery significantly. A team at Imperial College, London, has been awarded a 2.1 million ($4.2 million) grant to work on the device, which will be an elongated tube… » 12/30/07 1:00am 12/30/07 1:00am