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Medical Robots

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Gabby Colangelo

on 13 September 2012

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What task does the robot preform? What human function or task does this robot simulate? Question one Medical Robots By: Gabby Colangelo
Jillian Saunders So we chose the few we felt were most important. There are many different types of medical robots... -Some help to navigate patients around the hospital
-Some carry things
-Surgical Robots (a type of hospital robot) preform surgery Hospital robots -A type of hospital robot
-Main job is to find their way around the hospital in order to carry things and/or work as a guide
-Carriers are not new to hospitals, unlike some other robots Carriers -Their job is to automate medication storage, as well as selection, return, restocking, and crediting.
-Some hospitals use this type of robot because it reduces cost and makes less mistakes than a person would Pharmacy robots -Though these robots are actually not doctors, they expand a doctor's capabilities. "Robotic Doctors" Pros:
- “Rx” Robots eliminate risks that are caused in pharmacies- when a robot is used to prepare prescriptions, risk of wrong dosing and other mistakes is brought down.
- Robotic Surgery allows for remote surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and unmanned surgery. Also, robotic surgery allows for precision, smaller incisions (cuts), less pain, and faster healing time. As a result- faster treatment and better recovery rate.
- Overall, robots increase precision and speed. Some, such as pathology robots, can even perform tasks on their own. Cons:
-Most need to be supervised
-Risk of error is smaller, but still present
-Though it seems as if the pros outweigh the cons, many of the cons are very important (as are all of the pros.) question 2... -Medical robots are mainly used in hospitals or medical facilities.
-Most medical robots have 6 degrees of movement.
-One type of medical robot called the EndoWrist is designed with seven degrees of motion - a range of motion even greater than the human wrist. question seven The intended audience of medical robots would be mostly the medical community, but also (since the robots impact them as well) the patients. The impact of medical robots is that they reduce the margin of error in environments such as pharmacies , and also reduce the workload of doctors, fellows, and other hospital workers. Though many medical robots, such as surgical robots, need to be supervised, they are like assistants. They make the hospital more efficient. Robots such as carriers, which directly impact the patients as well, make the hospital more hospitable for the patients. Question 3... question 4... question 5 question eight question 9 question 6 Some jobs that medical robots can create are:
-computer software programmers to program the robots
-specialists that work with the robots
-factory jobs for putting together the robots
-robot technicians This robot may be altered in these ways:
- the robot may be altered so that it is able to preform more complex, risky surgeries
- the robot may be altered so that it is able to preform tasks without supervision
- the robot may be able to do pharmaceutical tasks more quickly and efficiently
- there may be robots that are able to accurately diagnose hospital patients Medical robots are taught to perform their tasks by being programmed when made. Some types of medical robots are programed to be more complex, depending on what job they are meant to perform. For example, a surgical robot is very complex, and is needed to be programmed very carefully. Pros and Cons of Medical Robots Since there are many different types of medical robots, there are many different sensors that are used, and they are all used in different ways. One type of medical robot that relies heavily upon its sensors are surgical robots. Surgical robots use mostly pressure sensors in order to make precise incisions. Thank you for watching! Since there are many different types of medical robots, there are many different types of robotic end effectors. Though there are some exceptions, most end effectors are not multifunctional. This is because most medical robots have very specific, complicated tasks, so they are programmed to just preform that one task. However, some other robots preform some simple tasks as well. Works Cited Choset, Howie. “Robotics in Medical Care.” World Economic Forum. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.weforum.org/content/robotics-medical-care>.
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