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2006-02-14 14:40:00

DALLAS -- Having a surgeon with four arms is one of the advantages of the latest robotic technology now being studied at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The $1.4 million robot named da Vinci can hold a camera in one hand while manipulating tiny laparoscopic surgical tools in its other hands. And it never tires like its human counterparts. With a human surgeon at the controls, da Vinci filters out tremor, enhances precision, offers three-dimensional imaging and eliminates the inverted...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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