Robots Assisting Heart Surgeons

March 1st, 2012

There are two main reasons why no heart surgeon is perfect: vision and motion. The naked eye just can’t see everything when repairing a heart in an open chest, and even a surgeon’s trained hands can’t feel everything.

Robert Howe, a professor at Harvard’s biorobotics lab, wants to give them a robotic assist. In the lab, Howe and his team are testing a robot called Raven intended to help surgeons see and navigate around the heart, guiding their instruments to the right place to perform repairs

I can see similar technologies assisting lawyers. Remember, no lawyer is perfect. Technology can make lawyers better.