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Old 07-20-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Linux in Brain Surgery



World's first robot brain surgeon developed

January 16 2003

A six-legged robot has been developed by Singapore experts and programmed to drill through the skull during surgery to remove deep-seated brain tumours in sharply reduced operating time.

Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) came up with the computer-controlled robot known as "Hexapod" in conjunction with surgeons at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI).

The programmers can then map the access path, program the robotic arm to hold the drilling tool and begin the surgery. The program is written on a Linux platform.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/...520673704.html
 
Old 07-22-2005, 05:16 PM   #2
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pretty darn cool.

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Old 07-22-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Good thing... I would not want some Dr. probing my brain using a windows box... Sheesh...

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Old 07-22-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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That's to much for my BRAIN (No pun intended). Really cool.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 07:27 PM   #5
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Good thing... I would not want some Dr. probing my brain using a windows box... Sheesh...

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This is very true, imagine you need a brain surgery, this robot is on Windows, it breaks thru your skull, enters your brain and then starts to malfunction due to a worm/virus etc., !!! The Doc will have to call windows tech support and you will be lying there with your brain exposed with an open skull !!! Not even scenario worth considering.

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