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Old 10-23-2010, 02:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I actually do think it's pretty neat. I was being overdramatic. The original article I read was kind of sensationalized, actually - the headline was about the first all-robot surgery... But the doctor still has to be there and command the robot, and I'm sure the hospital wouldn't ever risk the liability of not having other personnel in the room during the surgery. I do think that this accuracy gives us the potential to develop technology that could one day combine with sensors and imaging and perform surgeries unguided. Not sure what they'd do with that, though.
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