Surgeons Just Sent a Tiny, Autonomous Bot Into a Heart Valve

Surgeons just used the first autonomous surgery robot, a self-guiding catheter that could navigate its way through a pig's heart.

Self-Guiding In a world first, surgeons just used a self-navigating surgery robot in an experimental surgery — training a robotic catheter to find its way to a leaky valve in a pig’s heart. The new robot, described in research published in the journal Science Robotics on Wednesday, marks the beginning of the transition from robotic surgical tools […]

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