A simulation of the Raven, a surgical robot, developed in part scientists at the University of Washington.

A simulation of the Raven, a surgical robot, developed in part scientists at the University of Washington.

Inside the Biorobotics Laboratory at the University of Washington live seven ravens.

They each have two winglike arms and tiny claws, but unlike other ravens, these are highly sophisticated robots that have the ability to perform surgery on a simulated patient.

The robot, known as Raven II, has compact electronics and dexterous hands that can hold wristed surgical tools. A surgeon sitting at a screen can look through Raven`s cameras and guide the instruments to perform a task such as suturing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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