Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating — but not for the squeamish.

Don’t forget that much of the work done on surgical robotics is done by biomedical/mechanical/electrical engineers, chemists. These are the people behind the scenes that make the new awesome technology work.