Which fictional robot would make the best surgeon?
In the medical device industry, there has been increasing exploration into the use of robotics in surgery, with devices being developed to assist with making surgery safer and more reliable. In fact, it is now estimated that the market size for surgical robots is expected to grow by 14.8% over the next 6 years. Currently, robotics can be used to manipulate instruments, align body parts in the correct orientation, and create exact incisions in patients, among other things, but the scope for developing more uses is exciting. Upon hearing about these developments, my brain naturally thought: “which fictional robot would I most want to perform surgery on me?”, and after discussing this hypothetical scenario with some of my colleagues, these are my findings.