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thecaramelbandit t1_iz0kh27 wrote

>> semi-autonomous

No. I'm an anesthesiologist. I went to medical school. I spent months scrubbed into surgeries, often with robots. I've sat at the control stations. I literally spend all day in operating rooms.

They are not semi-autonomous. They are zero autonomous. You don't know what you're talking about, at all, and you need to stop defending your 100% uninformed statement.


GlowforgePokemon62 t1_iz0uevg wrote

Are you telling me there is and never will be automation in clinical workspaces because you went to medical school? Or are you saying the robots you worked with medical school are not autonomous? Did you work with every robot in the hospital or just one or two boxes?


Floedekartofler t1_iz1s8d3 wrote

There are not that many surgical robots on the market...

There are many autonomous machines (which I guess you could call robots) in a hospital. Autoclaves, scrub machines, blood sample analyzers. But there is a big gap from that to the work physicians perform.


ohaikthxbai t1_iz352g5 wrote

The Versius robot is ZERO percent autonomous during actual operation on a patient. There are elements of instrument orientation/calibration that are automated but that technology has been around a long time for operating microscopes and, wait for it, autofocus cameras.


GlowforgePokemon62 t1_iz0tun4 wrote

If a robot is doing a task under control of a human that is the definition of semi-autonomous.


Floedekartofler t1_iz1skku wrote

By that definition we've had semi autonomous robots since the first car in the 1800s.