• Question: do u think robotics will help surgeons in the future

    Asked by eoinro to Aislinn on 11 Feb 2015.
    • Photo: Aislinn Coghlan

      Aislinn Coghlan answered on 11 Feb 2015:

      Hi Eoin to,

      Robots already help surgeons. Some of the operations they perform are very precise and a single slip could harm the patient. Instead, sometimes they use robots to so it instead. I’ve seen documentaries where the surgeon is actually in a different room to the patient, and he uses a joystick, like with an Xbox, to tell the robot what to do.

      Very cool!