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New Navigation System to Guide Robots in Emergency Rooms

2021 14 May

Emergency departments (ED) can be crowded, busy, face-paced spaces manned by healthcare workers (HWC) who are overworked and often under stress. Robots have been used in some clinical settings to help lessen the burden of HCWs, by engaging in non-value added tasks, such as material delivery and patient triage, as well as and providing support to patients... Read more

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Doomsday Threat of Automation Taking Jobs Unfounded Says Canadian Government

2020 08 Jan

The Canadian government has said a ‘doomsday’ scenario where automation would make half of Canadian jobs redundant as ‘overstated’.   However, top government officials have said that there could be challenges in some parts of the economy following a briefing last summer that, over the next 15 to 20 years, 11% of jobs in Canada could... Read more

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Robots to train surgeons for intricate procedures

2018 29 Aug

A "new age of surgery" is coming to Australia with the establishment of a robot academy that will train surgeons to perform certain cancer procedures on hard-to-reach and small spaces in the body. Robotics surgery is already being used in the treatment of prostate cancer but has also been harnessed for gynaecological procedures, as well as ear,... Read more

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Robot Helps Tricky Nurse Scheduling

2016 18 Jul

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is taking the role of robots in healthcare beyond the current norm of instructing them with commands. MIT thinks this model will soon change with the development of robots that advise hospital staff on decision-making. A research... Read more

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Robots Raise Adnexal Surgery Costs, Complications

2014 21 Oct

According to a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology , using surgical robots for procedures on the ovaries, fallopian tubes or ovarian cysts is associated with higher costs and does not produce better outcomes. The study showed that robotically assisted adnexal surgery had a small but statistically significant increase... Read more