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Robotic worm for head surgery can cut around corners

Discussion in 'Science Daily - Artificial Intelligence News' started by RSS, Feb 13, 2016.

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    Removing tumors from within the inner ear is a very delicate matter that typically requires surgeons to remove the entire mastoid bone. However, in the future, all doctors will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter through the bone using a miniature robot named NiLiBoRo. The system is capable of adjusting its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive tissue such as blood vessels and nerves.[​IMG]

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