Tiny Robot Performs Surgery On Grape And Stitches It Back Together

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There is now a robot small enough to perform surgery on a grape.

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The da Vinci Single-Site system is designed to do more than operate on fruit though.

The idea is that it can perform tiny, delicate surgical operations using its articulated claws, which could be a game changer for surgeons.

The robot has recently begun to assist surgeons in hysterectomies and gall bladder removals.

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This video shows have efficient the device is, as it can sew a patch of skin onto a grape without leaving any damage.

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Although the da Vinci can be categorised as a robot, it is actually a robotic platform used by a surgeon.

The device allows surgeons to do the kind of fiddly work which is difficult to perform by hand, so we shouldn’t get too worried about the robots rising up and attacking us with their tiny claws just yet.


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Daily Dot

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