Brain Control Robot- It’s Alive!

The concept of “thought control”- using a brain neural interface to control a robot (or other device) takes another step forward with this research from U Washington. Rajesh Rao, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and his students have demonstrated that an individual can “order” a robot to move to specific locations and pick […]

Urban Robot Race

“Never underestimate the power of people willing to take on a challenge.” – Ron Kurjanowicz, Grand Challenge Program Manager, Urban Challenge Participants Conference, Reston, VA, May 20, 2006 DARPA has granted prize money of $3.5 million for its milestone urban robotics race next November. The urban road race is an unbelievable challenge.  First a bit […]

Another Biological-based Surgical Microrobot

  I have written before about the “fantastic voyage” surgical idea.  In this 1966 movie, a submarine and its scientis/doctor team are shrunk down and inected into the body to diagnose and treat a blood clot (they use a laser of course.  You can see past posts about rmars rover technology in medicine here, an implantable […]

Awesome Army Videos-Terminator 2025 Battlefield Surgery Built NOW!

If you thought my post on military technology in the operating room was cool you will not believe the next generation videos here.  James Bond may have Q but the US military has DARPA.  On of their future battlefield medical projects is TraumaPod.  These videos from my friend Richard Satava, MD (Professor of Surgery and Program […]

Army Axing High-Tech Soldier of Tomorrow- MedTech Losses Predicted

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DefenceTech reports today that the US Army has decided to axe it’s $500 Million (so far) Land Warrior Soldier of the Future program.  If this goes through the fallout loss of future medical technology under development will be enormous. many do not realize the enormous amount of medical technology that trickles down from the military (such […]

Docinthemachine “FutureVision” Surgery Podcast

Here is the link to the podcast of my interview at the Global AAGL congress– we discuss my vision for the coming radical transformation of surgery. For now the society requires you to (free) register to listen. The interview is at the bottom of the podcast section under AAGL 35th Annual Meeting Presents: Ways of […]

Mini Robot Swims Through Body

  Ok I could not resist.  I will posting a series of examinations of my vision for the post-endoscopy future.   One of the key developments I forsee are miniaturized self-contained imaging (and then terapeutic) robots.  Crazy you say!  Well an Israeli compnay has just gone one step further towards realization.  As medgadget reported Israel21c interviewed […]

DITM Returns from Conferences- Let the Posts Begin!

VIRTUAL REALITY SURGERY & MILITARY ROBOTS GO MEDICAL   I’ve been a busy little doc the last two weeks.  My research on the development of the autofluorescent laparoscope was awarded a prize paper at the SLS (Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and 2 prizes at the AAGL (“Advancing Minimally […]

Another Vapor Projector at Nextfest with Gesture Control Video

[wpyt_profile1]khkx3zDMs5w[/wpyt_profile1] In addition to the fogscreen display overhead as you entered Nextfest there was another water vapor-based projection system.  Heliodisplay from IOtechnology also projects moving images onto a stream of vapor.  They also have an interactive gesture controled version.  Generates the same ideas to me for a gesture control surgical system.  Here my video of […]

New Robots with Whiskers- Cut Off Their Hands

Northwestern University Researchers are developing a robot with sensory whiskers. As eported in engadget- “The whiskers can sense shapes or the flow of liquid, all based on a single sensor at the base of each whisker. Even more impressively, the whiskers can accurately represent the contour of an object, just by brushing across it. There […]