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Robot performs keyhole surgery on pigs for 1st time

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The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) has successfully performed keyhole laparoscopic surgery on four pigs, connecting two ends of an intestine, for the first time ever.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University said the machine conducted surgery mostly autonomously, and that the trial could pave the way for broader use of robots in human surgery down the road.

The robot made a total of 86 stitches, doing so on its own two-thirds of the time. The rest of the time, humans had to manually guide the machine.



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