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November 9, 1992 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
In what is cited as a medical first, surgeons in Sacramento have used a specially designed robot to help them perform a hip replacement surgery. Although robots have been used by surgeons in the past to help align instruments for brain surgery, the Sacramento procedure apparently marks the first time a robot has actively participated in an operation.
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July 14, 1997 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its name conjures up images of a futuristic Hollywood cyborg, a coupling of the artificial intelligence of Hal from "2001: A Space Odyssey" and the action-hero physical prowess of "RoboCop." But this star robot, dubbed Robodoc, is no smarter than a dumb terminal and resembles nothing as much as a high-tech dental drill. It is in the operating room that Robodoc lives up to its name, displaying a surgical precision that the steadiest-handed surgeon couldn't match.
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July 14, 1997 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its name conjures up images of a futuristic Hollywood cyborg, a coupling of the artificial intelligence of Hal from "2001: A Space Odyssey" and the action-hero physical prowess of "RoboCop." But this star robot, dubbed Robodoc, is no smarter than a dumb terminal and resembles nothing as much as a high-tech dental drill. It is in the operating room that Robodoc lives up to its name, displaying a surgical precision that the steadiest-handed surgeon couldn't match.
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November 9, 1992 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
In what is cited as a medical first, surgeons in Sacramento have used a specially designed robot to help them perform a hip replacement surgery. Although robots have been used by surgeons in the past to help align instruments for brain surgery, the Sacramento procedure apparently marks the first time a robot has actively participated in an operation.
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