Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

June 19, 2009


Continuing on the topic from the last post… Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating — but not for the squeamish.

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da Vinci Surgery

June 11, 2009


I’m a da Vinci surgeon because it is obvious to me that this is an improvement, a paradigm shift if you will, a leap forward in our ability to take care of our patients… and it really comes down to the bottom line. If I was going to have someone in my own family operated on would I want that surgeon to be trained in robotics? Yeah, I would.

Singularity University

June 4, 2009


Singularity University, based on the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley, is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies (bio, nano, info, AI, etc.), and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges.

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