In the film Prometheus , Ridley Scott, the heroine is autoprogramme caesarean section: a robot equipped with articulated arms sprinkled with antiseptic, operates and clips of clips, without any human intervention... Of science-fiction, but it reflects the questions about the future of "medicine without a doctor" (1), where robots and artificial intelligence would replace humans.
The robots controlled by surgeons are already a reality on the sets of surgery. A pioneer and leader in the industry, the u.s. Intuitive Surgical has already installed more than 4800 of its robots Da Vinci in the world, including 144 in France. With his four poseable arms 360 degrees (one holding an endoscopic camera, the other instruments), and the Da Vinci allows the surgeon to gain precision and perform complex operations by generating the least amount of scars possible. The cost (2 million euros the unit, more than 150.000 euros of annual maintenance) ...Updated Date: 09 August 2019, 00:00