"Soft robot" will help surgeons in complex operations

The robot has a lot of opportunities in surgery. However, these patients still don't trust him, all the experiments are conducted on mannequins, tells Xinhua.

The standard robotic system for surgery consists of rigid elements, moving on rails in a straight line. This somewhat limits the speed of devices and access to surgical field. The new robot is more similar to the real hands of the surgeon. That's why the system called "soft robot".

Two "extremities" presents silicone segments. Each segment has air chambers. The technology allows you to lengthen and shorten the "arms" of the robot, moving in all possible directions. The creators compare the robot with octopus, which gets into any hard to reach place is not worse surgeon professional.

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