March 24, 2011

Purdue Creates Robotic Scrub Nurse

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A team from Purdue has turned a 59 lb. Fanuc arm into a robotic scrub nurse. The team has spent the past 5 years creating code and teaching it to use natural language and gestures so that it can assist doctors. So far, the bot can handle scalpels, retractors, scissors, hemostats and forceps by using a series of hand gestures. The robonurse should be available to hospitals in another five years.

Via Purdue

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 24, 2011 11:41 AM
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