Innovation by committee? Reigniting surgical robotics research and development

Curley, Kenneth C.; Moses, Gerald R.
December 2005
Surgical Innovation;Dec2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p291
Academic Journal
The article comments on surgical robotic system research and development. It outlines the benefits of surgical robotic systems. Surgeons were skeptical about the technology. The U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center has been interested in the development of surgical robotics technologies. It highlights specific factors that determine the need for an integrated research team meeting.


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