Ming the Mechanic:
Brain surgery robot runs Linux

The NewsLog of Flemming Funch
 Brain surgery robot runs Linux2003-01-16 18:10
by Flemming Funch

Some engineers and surgeons in Singapore have developed a robot that can do brain surgery. Well, specifically it would be able to drill through the bone of the skull faster and more precisely than humans are able to. It runs on the Linux platform, which is no surprise. But now, I think that anybody who works for Microsoft should be forced to have their brain surgery done by a program running on Windows. That would be cruel, but very fair. Gives a new meaning to the Blue Screen of Death.

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic]



17 Jan 2003 @ 00:09 by strydg : what does it say
about surgery and surgeons if robots do it better?  

18 Jan 2003 @ 13:06 by sharie : What's it say?
It says, "pay the computer programmers a hundred thousand a year instead of paying the surgeon a million a year," that's what it says. It says, "we get lower insurance premiums, and more health care for the misfortunate, that's what it says." It says other things, but this is the first that come to mind.  

Other stories in
2007-12-26 21:19: LeWeb3
2007-07-04 23:14: Orbo free energy
2007-06-28 22:03: Wide-angle Immersive Stereoscope
2007-06-24 16:51: Spy box
2007-06-14 01:00: Photosynth
2007-04-25 14:01: Open source hardware
2007-03-22 16:33: The Air Car
2007-03-09 23:44: Web 2.0
2007-02-07 16:09: Talkr
2007-01-12 00:15: Open Source Desktop Fabricator

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic] [PermaLink]? 

Link to this article as: http://ming.tv/flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-000464.htm
Main Page: ming.tv