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The Press: Future here now for women with gynaecological cancers

Peter Griffin posted in on September 2nd, 2010.

Rebecca Todd writes in The Press about a surgeon in Christchurch who, for the first time, is using a robot to remove gynaecological tumours. The robots allow for surgery to be more precise and ‘easy’, and eliminates the challenges which can come with shaky hands or fatigue. An excerpt: (read in full here) The instruments […]

ODT: Joint Force Robotics

Peter Griffin posted in on October 5th, 2009.

An opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times talks about the growing sophistication of warfare robotics, and the hope of some that combat robots could come to replace almost every function currently played by humans in warfare. It goes on to compare this with Minister Wayne Mapp’s suggestion of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, […]

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First Robot Scientist Makes Gene Discovery

Peter Griffin posted in on April 3rd, 2009.

Researchers working at Aberstwyth University in Wales have created a robot that has become the first man-made device to independently discover scientific information. The “robot scientist” ADAM combines the most advanced robotics hardware with artificial intelligence software. ADAM was tasked with discovering more about the genome of baker’s yeast, a simple microbe often used as […]

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