World’s smallest surgical robot developed

The world's smallest surgical robot has been developed by the scientists in the UK.

The robot has been named Versius and it copies the movements of the human arm. The robot will be useful in surgical procedures that require only a small cut.

This will replace the traditional method of open surgery in a number of cases.

Surgeries like hernia repairs, colorectal operations, as well as prostate, ear, nose and throat surgery can be performed with the use of Versius. The small entry cut will make operations less painful and will also make the recovery faster.

The robot arm is controlled by a surgeon with the help of a 3D screen in the operation theatre.

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