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Excelsius GPSTM: Globus Medical Receives 510(k) Clearance for Robotic Surgery Platform

by Knobbe Martens on

Globus Medical announced early yesterday that the Excelsius GPSTM surgical platform has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as reported by a press release dated August 17, 2017....more

Artificial Intelligence and Learned Intermediaries

by Reed Smith on

In the July 7, 2017, “Artificial Intelligence” issue of Science, we were intrigued by a short piece in the “Insights” section on “Artificial Intelligence in Research” that discussed the future use of autonomous robots in...more

MRI-Compatible Robot Aims to Improve Breast Cancer Biopsies

by Knobbe Martens on

The University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands recently introduced “the world’s smallest and most accurate 3D-printed biopsy robot,” called the Stormram 4. The device is designed to carry out biopsies during breast cancer...more

Can Robot-Assisted Surgery Be a Pain?

Recently, my colleague Amy Foust made some really good points about a subject that is rarely discussed. Over the years, a number of patients have claimed that they were injured by surgical robots defective by design or...more

Researchers Unveil Ingestible Origami Robot

by Knobbe Martens on

An international team of researchers has recently showcased a tiny origami robot that can be swallowed and controlled by external magnetic fields. According to Daniela Rus, an electrical engineering and computer science...more

Surgical, Medical, and Assistive Robotics

by Knobbe Martens on

Robotic technology has been used in medicine for over 30 years. In 1985, a robot called the Puma 560 (shown at right) was used to perform a needle biopsy of human brain tissue. By the turn of the last century, it was widely...more

Is robotic surgery as safe as it sounds?

by Howard Ankin on

As technology continues to advance and change many areas of regular life, it has also begun to transform the way surgeons perform their craft. Since the year 2000, surgeries have been performed across the nation with the help...more

Robotic Surgical Machines: Safe or Deadly?

Imagine your doctor recommends routine spleen removal surgery. When discussing your surgical options, the doctor tells you about da Vinci® - an increasingly used surgical robot. The doctor raves about the safety,...more

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