Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cool Science: Blinky the Surgeonator's 5th Birthday

I found this cool video of a robot surgeon the other day that I wanted to share with my faithful readers. Here, we have "Blinky the Surgeonator" -- a robotic surgeon's assistant at Seattle Children's Hospital, in a video where Blinky celebrates its fifth birthday with other robots in the hospital. It might be kitschy, but it's definitely worth seeing.

Amateur movie making techniques aside, what impresses me about this video is just the advancement that has taken place in technology, particularly medical technology, in the past 10 years or so. It's amazing to me that we are now increasing relying on robots to assist us in surgeries too long, difficult, or delicate for human hands to do. I just wonder how long it will be before the robots take over most surgical duties completely. 50 years maybe? Maybe less?

Also, if you have the time, you should check out the Youtube page for the Seattle Children's Hospital. I am sure that they can use all of the support -- possibly via the Youtube Partners program -- that you can give them. Thanks.

Franklin Goes To The Hospital

Also, leave your comments on what you think the next job will be where humans are replaced by robots.
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