Robot Surgeons Are Taking Over the Operating Room

Watch six of the coolest surgical robots in action

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Advanced surgical robots are already helping doctors perform operations with previously unimaginable precision. But fairly soon, doctors may be able to hand the scalpel over entirely—at least for simple, repetitive procedures—freeing up human surgeons’ valuable time for more complex work.

Some of the latest surgical robots can already plan and execute simple surgical tasks entirely on their own, select optimal approaches and tools, and even use deep learning to observe and replicate new procedures. So we’ve rounded up a few of the coolest robo-surgeons just for you.

Read more about this technological revolution in the O.R.: Would You Trust a Robot Surgeon to Operate on You?