Would you trust a robot to perform surgery on you?

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2nd February 2022

A ROBOT has performed successful surgery on a pig. While robots have been helping with surgery for some time, this is the first time an operation has been completed without a human involved.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have been training their Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) for years, teaching it how to perform a ‘laparoscopic surgery’ – a tough operation for humans, where a surgeon has to stitch intestines (guts) back together very carefully.

Researchers said that “the slightest hand tremor or misplaced stitch” can lead to serious problems for a patient, but they say STAR “excelled” at the job.

Would you trust a robot to perform surgery on you?

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roguelion · 6 months ago

Im not sure but they would be very acurate however, if they malfunctioned i might die.

sailor31 · 6 months ago

What if it malfunctioned during surgery. Also if we start to use robots then doctors will loose their jobs

katkid10 · 6 months ago

I think that it depends on the surgery and how good the robot is. If it is too small for a human to do, I would be OK with it, if there was no one qualified enough to do the operation physically then I would be fine with it too. But, if someone could do it, if it was an easy operation and if it was simple, I would want a qualified doctor to do it. It really depends on the circumstances. Overall, I would be OK with having a robot operate on me.

marthajja · 6 months ago

Yes as technology has got better over the past few years and I could trust it also it would save some doctors time so they could spend more time with their families

marmot123 · 6 months ago

Absolutely not, because humans need a job and I personally think that humans should do it not robots, not robots because robots might get it wrong and do it all wrong so leave it to the humans.

scarlet10 · 6 months ago

defo not

chahou · 6 months ago

Robots can do lots of things people can't and there can be no human error with a machine. When humans operate, things can easily go wrong but the programming would be the same every time, never tired or complacent.

d-rabbit · 6 months ago

I would say no because if it accidently got programmed wrong it might hurt me. That's why. If you said yes I'm not very sure why, I would change it right NOOWWW! You never know it might accidently do something wrong.

dogmut360 · 6 months ago

Why not as I would prefer it as robots can be so exact and it could be done more hygienically and quicker and it could change life’s doing it.

charlieee7 · 6 months ago

Robots can be programmed wrong, malfunction or stop working. I wouldn't trust one to perform surgery when it's such a complex situation.

dscool · 6 months ago

No way if they malfunctioned or even run out of battery you could easily die

dscool · 6 months ago

No NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

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budgerigar · 6 months ago

I think that robots can be useful to do simple tasks to help the doctors. Such as stitching body parts up or monitoring anaesthetics. However I don’t think that the technology is there yet to have robots undertake full and complicated surgery completely unsupervised.

puzzlepeas · 6 months ago

what if it was not programmed properly and it took over the operation(and the world!!)

superdork · 6 months ago

I trust humans waay more; although I trust robots, I might not trust them with my life!

tiger.star · 6 months ago

It could be a good idea, because as long as the robot didn't break down or something similar, it could be a lot safer. As it says in the information, something could really easily go wrong with a human performing such a delicate surgery, but a robot knows exactly what it needs to do, it's programmed that way.

tj7755 · 6 months ago

Robots are very intelligent, provided that they are programmed properly. If an amateur programmer programs the robot, maybe not. If a professional codes it, probably, although it depends. I'd probably want a doctor to do it, but if there's no chance of that happening, such as the situation David Bennett was in, I would like a robot, but otherwise, a first class doctor please!

diamond220 · 6 months ago

I have to agree with you on that one there.

emi1234567 · 6 months ago

I wouldn’t risk it because the robot could glitch and go crazy

weirdcat · 6 months ago

NO. JUST LIKE NO.

ugoose86 · 5 months ago

(YAAAAAS just get to the next level duh😎🤖...) I would surely that to happen🤖🤕

ugoose86 · 5 months ago

(No No No No No) that is just ridiculous.. 😶😾😾😼

stingray1 · 5 months ago

NO WAY!

redpig5 · 4 months ago

I wouldn't what if it malfuctions?!!!