TransEnterix (Durham, NC), maker of the highly articulating single-site Spider laparoscopic surgical system, just released a preview video of a robotized version of the device. Manipulation of the two pincers looks pretty intuitive, but the controls for the articulating light are less so. There’s the ability to change the scale the movement of the device so that during close-up work the surgeon can gain a new level of precision with a push of a button.
Though the device is still in development, the company hopes it will be a cheaper alternative to other robotic surgical systems. We’re thinking they’re thinking of the da Vinci. Check out the SurgiBot in this video:
System info page: SurgiBot…
(hat tip: SurgRob)