And just as importantly, would you let experimental robot surgeons anywhere near your crotch?
That’s the important question researchers at McGill University answered with the first ever all-robot surgery. All right, so it wasn’t entirely automated. The da Vinci surgical robot beams high definition 3D images to a workstation, allowing the surgeons to operate with a degree of precision not possible with human hands. The da Vinci, assisted by a robot anesthesiologist named “McSleepy” (no, really), successfully removed some poor sucker’s prostate.
The idea is that the robots will serve as a tool for doctors, so they don’t have to worry about being hungover and having to remove somebody’s vital organs. And the robots are supposedly being kept on a tight leash. Still, cold comfort, especially when they invent the robot proctologist.
[ via Engadget ]