A team of researchers has developed a new robot for minimally invasive surgeries that can access even the tightest spaces in the body with greater precision and accuracy. The robot takes inspiration from the pangolin, the only mammal entirely covered in hard keratin scales, which give it remarkable sensitivity to touch and flexibility. The robot’s advanced design allows it to navigate through complex anatomical structures, reducing the risk of complications and post-surgical infections. The robot’s flexibility also makes it ideal for performing minimally invasive procedures, which are becoming increasingly popular due to their lower risk of complications and quicker recovery times. With this new technology, doctors can perform surgeries with greater confidence and precision, leading to better patient outcomes.
Today: December 2, 2023