Video Title: Surgical Robotics: Is R2D2 in Your Future?
Description: "Surgical Robots are here now; they have their roots in Stanford-based research and Silicon Valley development. How do they work? What can they do? Thomas Krummel, MD, [Emile Holman Professor and chair, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine] addresses the current uses of surgical robotics, the reasons for using them and their role in future medical treatments." Questions from the audience follow the talk.

State of the art of robot-assisted surgery. Demo of the Da Vinci robot, some discussion of the "smarts" in surgical robots, tele-surgery, smart instruments (e.g., a smart scalpel).

Date of Video: March 23, 2006
Color. Sound. Length (min:sec): 59:29.
Copyright Info: copyright 2006, Stanford University Medical Center
Interesting Clips:
  • 6:33 Evolution & History of Robots
  • 14:12 Development of [Surgical] Robots: Three Generations
Location of Original: Stanford Health Video Library
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