Surgical Robotics: The Early Chronicles: A Personal Historical Perspective

  title={Surgical Robotics: The Early Chronicles: A Personal Historical Perspective},
  author={Richard M. Satava},
  journal={Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy \& Percutaneous Techniques},
  • R. Satava
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Medicine
  • Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
The use of robotics has been emerging for approximately 75 years, but only during the past 5 years has the potential of robotics been recognized by the surgical community as a whole. This personal perspective chronicles the development of robotics for the general surgical community, the role of the military medical research effort, and many of the major programs that contributed to the current success of robotics. 
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