The da Vinci surgical system is the first FDA-approved system that involves devices using tele-manipulation of articulating arms operated by a surgeon sitting at a console with video monitor and joystick/pedal controls. Photo: Alamy
Darren Mann
Opinion

Opinion

Darren Mann

Surgical robotics is here to stay. But when things go wrong, who’s to blame?

  • Darren Mann says as the use of automation and AI in surgery becomes more daring and more ubiquitous, safeguards must keep pace with the speed of new discoveries, and responsibilities for safety must be fairly shared between doctor and engineer

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The da Vinci surgical system is the first FDA-approved system that involves devices using tele-manipulation of articulating arms operated by a surgeon sitting at a console with video monitor and joystick/pedal controls. Photo: Alamy
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