Robot surgery is becoming common practice, as both the MMC and the Catharina Hospital are using robots to assist surgeons in a limited number of procedures. But RoBoSculpt wants to go further: to mill into human bones, for instance to reach the inner ear to remove malicious cancer tissues or to prepare for a coclear implant. That is relatively crude surgery, with high risks of hitting vital nevers. Yet, in future, Eindhoven Medical Robotics foresees that it will be done with an autonous robot.
The first CT scans of tests are in, .. so soon we will know about the accuracy and precision of a new generation. Radio4Brainport.org talked with Rolf Gaasbeek.