Video Of The Week - Watch A (Robotic) Surgeon Stitch Back A Grape Skin

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Intuitive Surgical's Single Site allows doctors to operate without making huge incisions (Credit: DaVici Surgery)

Human-controlled robot "surgeons" have been assisting doctors in operating rooms since 2000. However, the Single Site "wristed needle driver" that was created by Intuitive Surgical takes robotic precision to a whole new level. That's because its flexible "wrist" allows the instrument tip to move up to 45 degrees in all directions, enabling doctors to operate on organs like the uterus, without making large incisions that result in unsightly scars.

The surgical robot could even restitch a grape skin (Credit: DaVinci Surgery)

To demonstrate the wristed needle driver's surgical prowess, the company recently released a video of the robot re-stitching fractions of a centimeter thick grape skin, back onto the fruit. To showcase how small the incision would have to be during a real surgery, the procedure was performed through the narrow mouth of a bottle. While the robot is indeed talented, the video does not show the "brains" behind the successful surgery - the human doctor controlling it!

Resources: fastcompany.com, dailymail.co.uk

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  • 2134567
    21345675 months
    So CoOl
    • th4tcapatilist
      I hope nothing bad happens during the actual surgery
      • ilovetacoslol
        Wow!
        • jkbear
          jkbear9 months
          cool
          • dede123
            dede12310 months
            wowie
            • xeno
              xeno10 months
              XD i cant stop laughing cool expermint tho
              • hibobnowitall
                hibobnowitall10 months
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                • dancergirl20
                  dancergirl2012 months
                  Wow!!!!!!! that is so cool that now they can make robots to do surgery!!!!! it was so impressive that the robot stitched a grape next up human!
                  • goodvibesonly09
                    goodvibesonly09about 1 year
                    Ok if I had to have surgery I would not want a ROBOT doing it like what if it goes haywire? It might mess up and that could be scary and unsafe! 😨👎 I just don't think I would feel safe a robot doing it! 🤔🤷‍♀️
                    • wolfy_blue
                      wolfy_blueabout 1 year
                      ok wow