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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 (NNI).

"'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..."

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