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New robot no substitute for humans in the operating room

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Can a robot operate on its own? Yes, says a team from Children’s National Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University. Their Soft Tissue Autonomous Robot stitched together pieces of pig bowel without being guided by a human surgeon.

The news hasn’t sent surgeons scurrying to find new jobs. They see the promise of this technology, but also envision many hurdles for it.

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