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Medical robots are robots that allow surgeons greater access to areas under operation using more precise and less invasive methods. They are in most telemanipulators, which use the surgeon's actions on one side to control the "effector" on the other side.
Types of medical robots
- Surgical robots
- Their most important feature is their high precision.
- Rehabilitation robots
- This group facilitates and supports the lives of infirm, elderly people, or those with dysfunction of body parts effecting movement. These robots are also used for rehabilitation and related procedures, such as training and therapy.
- A group of robots designed to imitate the cognition of humans and animals.
- Telepresence robots
- Allow off-site medical professionals to move, look around, communicate, and participate from remote locations.
- Corley, Anne-Marie (September 2009). "The Reality of Robot Surrogates". spectrum.ieee.com. Retrieved 19 March 2013.