Robot Turns Spinal Surgery Into a Flight Simulator Game

Conducting surgery using robots with tiny arms cuts the risk of infection, reduces hospital stay time, and could revolutionize spinal surgery. And it makes the whole process feel a bit like a game. » 12/30/10 8:40am 12/30/10 8:40am

CardioArm Surgical Snake Will Worm its Way Into Your Heart

Just last year, we showed you the concept i-Snake medical robot, and now a different team actually has a similar device for real: the CardioArm. This little robo-tentacle is being developed partly at Carnegie Mellon University, and is apparently the most flexible endoscope ever that follows its own camera-head in a… » 4/06/08 1:29pm 4/06/08 1:29pm