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Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 26, 2010) — Less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers.

Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas account for about 4 percent of malignant tumors diagnosed in the United States each year. Currently the standard minimally...

TechAndComputer (Dec. 26, 2010) — Less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers.

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Robot arm improves performance of brain-controlled device

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 15, 2010) — The performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with their thoughts is improved with the addition of a robotic arm providing sensory feedback, a new study from the University of Chicago finds.

Devices that translate brain activity into the movement of a computer cursor or an external robotic arm have already proven successful in humans. But in these early systems,...

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Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 7, 2010) — A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are enthusiastic about the potential advantages. So, the two groups have formed an interdisciplinary team to...

TechAndComputer (Dec. 7, 2010) — A group of...

Underwater robots on course to the deep sea

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 23, 2010) — Robots do not have to breathe. For this reason they can dive longer than any human. Equipped with the necessary sensor technology they inspect docks or venture down to the ocean fl oor to search for raw materials. At present, researchers are developing a model which will carry out routine tasks independently, without help from humans.

Even when equipped with compressed-air bottles and diving regulators, humans...

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Robotic-assisted surgery appears safe for complicated pancreatic procedures

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 16, 2010) — A study involving 30 patients suggests that robotic-assisted surgery involving complex pancreatic procedures can be performed safely in a high-volume facility, according to a report posted online that will be published in the March print issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Complex pancreatic surgery "remains the final frontier" for use of minimally invasive procedures, the authors...

TechAndComputer (Nov. 16, 2010) — A study...