As many of you are aware, we are in the transitioning phase of this website as we close out TeamUV.org and transition to EngineeringAFuture.com over the next two months, so this will be Andrew’s last Well Read post here at Team UV, but not to fear, there are still two months of posts left here and the same types of articles will be carried over onto EAF (Engineering A Future), so without further ado, please enjoy the following:
The tiny toothed pincers above are part of a non-robotic system called the da Vinci Surgical System. The design is called non robotic as the operating doctor is in full control of the system. It basically translates the movements of a surgeon into micro-movements in the da Vinci’s intruments.
The idea behind this system is to give surgeons expanding capabilities and a minimally invasive option for major surgery. Here is a video of it in action:
Now that is some cool engineering!
Until next time…