June 7, 2010

Tube Robot Practices on Pig

Boston University researchers have developed a concentric tube robot that can twist around inside a pig (for now) and still perform heart surgery. A series of telescoping curved tubes extend and twist away from the previous ones, allowing them to move through an artery. During the test surgery, the robot managed to plug holes in the pig's heart.

Via New Scientist

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 7, 2010 9:15 AM
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