Robots are becoming more popular in the field of healthcare. In fact, surgeons have started referring to robots in their talks. As the saying goes, “A doctor should not take chances.” The risk involved in surgery, particularly the intricate surgery performed in the operating room, cannot be ignored.
A robot is basically a machine made up of software that can be programmed by a human expert for performing a complex set of tasks. A robot can be remotely controlled by an outside controller or it can be fully embedded inside a surgical machine. These robots are being used today in all walks of life such as the military and aerospace companies. Roboticists are trying to achieve the same success as the human surgeons in the field of robotic surgery. Although robots may never replace surgeons, they will definitely make the surgeon’s job easier.
There are two main types of robots used by medical experts. One type of robot is the fully mobile robotic system while the other is the stationary system. The fully mobile system is basically similar to a human robot; it walks around, searches for problems and damages, drills into parts and operates accordingly. On the other hand, the stationary system is more or less like a person. It carries out its tasks but doesn’t need to move because it is stationary.
Roboticists and their teams have been working on creating new innovations and models of robots to make them even better and more versatile. They aim to make robots that can perform all kinds of tasks. They can even perform surgery if there is a need to. Currently, these robots are still in their infancy. However, robotic experts believe that these machines can completely revolutionise the healthcare industry and we can soon see the fruits of their labor.
One day, you may find yourself sitting in your doctor’s office and he asks you to insert a catheter into the human body. Before you consent to this surgery, the robot would be the one to do it for you. Although not all doctors think that robots can replace doctors, most agree that it will be very beneficial to mankind if robots can perform such tasks as diagnosing diseases and performing surgery.
Another area where robots are being used today is in the field of healthcare. You may have seen humanoid robots walking alongside patients in rehabilitation centers. Roboticists say that these robots usually interact with patients in ways that are much more human-like than even the doctors themselves. These robots usually have conversation capabilities and can even make facial expressions. This is why many people are afraid of robots and think of them as machines.
However, many people are beginning to realise that robots are much friendlier than previously imagined. A well-known robotics expert was interviewed by the Associated Press recently. Dr. Rodney Fordy said that while originally robots were created to work in factories, they are now being used in homes more because of their friendliness. As long as the industrial robot is well maintained, it will be able to help out humans in many different ways. Medical robots can also be directly connected to virtual reality systems. (VR)
Regardless of whether or not we ever see robotic assistants performing surgery, we will always need Humans in the Operating Room. If robots are ever able to duplicate the skills of a surgeon, they could save countless lives each and every year. In fact, the United States military has recently invested a lot of money in research into creating more robotic soldiers. We also know that some Chinese researchers are working on AI assistants that will be able to communicate with the Chinese military without speaking a single word. It is time to consider the future of robotics and how human and robotic interaction will change our world for the better.