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NEEMO 7: NASA'S Undersea Robotic Telemedicine Experiment

NEEMO 7: NASA'S Undersea Robotic Telemedicine Experiment
The Zeus system has two parts, the surgical device (left) that is controlled by a surgeon sitting at a remote console (right).

There's this praying mantis a meter long, all black with chrome trim, hanging upside down from the ceiling of the Medical cubby. ..it hovers over his face, jointed arms clicking and dipping like crazy articulated chopsticks...

Read more about NEEMO 7 at Scrubbing up for robotic surgery in space (opens in new tab). You might also like How Robotic Surgery Will Work .

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