As of today, Google enters robotic surgery with Verily agreement. The tech giant is using its Google life Sciences company, Verily to sign a deal with Johnson & Johnson for the production of robotic surgical devices.
Google is not just determined to change our driving experience, but also our entire lifestyle. The company announced on Thursday that they will sign a deal with Johnson & Johnson that will enable them to create robotic assistants for surgeons.
The initiative was long suggested with many talks being made in relation to the usefulness of such an invention. Most medical experts welcome the introduction of robotic surgical assistants as they understand the latter can perform much more accurate tasks than their human co-workers. Nevertheless, there are still people, who are afraid that robotic surgeons will only complicate things.
Both skeptical doctors and patients are afraid that robotized surgical assistants will make vital mistakes that will jeopardize people’s lives. On the contrary, Google’s Verily and Johnson & Johnson have repeatedly stated that such robots can only improve medical procedures due to their accurate precision.
The robots that Google wants to create will be built using Johnson & Johnson’s expertise. The company has worked with Ethicon, a medical device provider; therefore, they both have sufficient knowledge on the technical features that the new surgeons will have to have.
Neither of the two companies did not disclose the technology that we will most likely see on the new robots. They have hinted that the robot will include artificial intelligence because it will be a self-thought machine. Most certainly, the robots will also have advanced vision because surgeons have to clearly see the organs they are working on. Maneuverability is also an asset considering that all these robotic assistants will be remotely controlled by surgeons.
As to the uses that we could get from such machines, Google has stated that robotic surgeons will certainly make operations easier, even the ones that are more difficult. In addition post-operative trauma will be reduced.
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