Although the Sensei robot at St. Mary's Hospital in London may just be "one of four in the world," it certainly joins a packed crowd
of mechanical colleagues
that have been doing this whole "operation" bit for quite some time. As with most similar alternatives
, this one operates (quite literally, actually) by responding to a human surgeon's input given via joystick, and the arm is then able to maneuver
into more delicate and hard-to-reach locales in order to execute catheter ablation procedures. In the future, however, the Atari-lovin' doctor could be left out of the process entirely
, as an automated edition could eventually be programmed to find its own way to the target without any human intervention. Med school graduates losing residency positions to metallic counterparts
-- what is the world coming to?