Cancer-fighting robots are great but still need a human touch

July 17, 2017 -

Source: CNet

By Katie Collins

When we talk about robots, it’s natural for your mind to turn to the kind of human-shaped droids you may have seen on the silver screen.

But many robots are more akin to machines that can operate independently, especially in the medical field. And they’re the ones that often have the potential to impact our lives.

Such is the case with a robot called Stormram 4, a 3D-printed machine that can perform a biopsy, in which a piece of tissue is removed from under the skin. It’s designed to address breast cancer, the most common form of cancer among women.

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