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Zeus robotic system being tested for wireless space surgery

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RobosurgeryThe Zeus robotic surgical system is being tested for remote, wireless surgery in an underwater experiment aimed at eventually enabling similar procedures in space.  The underwater Aquarius lab in Key Largo, Florida, will host a gall bladder removal surgery on a  dummy as a test for eventual remote surgery in space.  The surgeons will be in Ontario, controlling the whole thing via the Zeus robotic system several thousand miles away. The hope is that eventually astronauts in need of surgery won't have to turn around and come back to Earth but instead will be able to slip into a gown and get that organ yanked out by a local robot.

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