Flex Robot Surgeon - Let's Hope You're Sedated

The Flex Robotic System may have great appeal for doctors, but for the patients, not so much.


(Flex Robotic System - start at 1:30)

The Flex Robotic System is equipped with a high-definition camera and can bend to conform to a patientís anatomy, allowing a surgeon to guide instruments through the patientís body.

A surgeon inserts the robot into a patientís mouth and maneuvers it into place using a joystick-like controller.

The surgeon uses hand controls to manipulate lasers, graspers, and other instruments attached to the robot, guiding them through the tubing to where theyíre needed.

Creepily reminiscent of the scene in The Matrix when Neo is given a tracking device:


(Neo given an internal robot in The Matrix)

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