Sydney Morning Herald: World's First Robot Brain Surgeon Developed
Jan 21, 2003, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"A six-legged robot has been developed by Singapore experts and
programmed to drill through the skull during surgery to remove
deep-seated brain tumours in sharply reduced operating time.
"Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) came up
with the computer-controlled robot known as "Hexapod" in
conjunction with surgeons at the National Neuroscience Institute
"'Currently surgeons have to drill through the bone for up to
six hours to remove some skull-based tumours,' said Dr Yeo Tseng
Tsai of the NNI, in charge of the project..."