Harvard and Sony built a tiny surgery robot inspired by origami

blank

In a microscopic tracing test, the researchers found that the mini-RCM was 68 percent more accurate than a hand-controlled tool. The robot also successfully completed a mock version of a precise procedure in which a surgeon inserts a needle through an eye to “inject therapeutics into the tiny veins at the back of the eyeball.” The mini-RCM was able to puncture a silicone tube that replicated the retinal vein (which is about twice as thick as a hair) without causing damage.

It’ll likely be quite some time before the mini-RCM is truly ready for operating theaters. Because of its size and weight, it’d be easier to set up than many other surgical robots, some of which take up a whole room. The researchers suggest it’d be easier to remove it from a patient were there any complications during a procedure.

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 44,834.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 3,430.03
binance-coin
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 524.22
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 1.53
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 2.10
dogecoin
Dogecoin (DOGE) $ 0.496207
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.00
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 39.70
bitcoin-cash
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $ 1,111.71
litecoin
Litecoin (LTC) $ 289.66