Preparing to send a robot to the International Space Station for surgery
Nebraska: The US space agency is preparing to send a tiny robot to perform surgery on the International Space Station. This robot, built by scientists from the University of Nebraska, will be sent to the space station in 2024.
The robot, named Mira, will be set up in an experimental locker and tested to ensure it remains intact at launch.
The robot can be inserted through small incisions on the body to perform abdominal operations with minimal incisions and the robot can operate at a distance from its user.
In the future, robots may be able to handle medical emergencies while operating specialists are thousands of miles away.
In an earlier experiment, the robot performed surgery 900 miles away from its user.
The instrument is programmed to operate on its own to save space station bandwidth and reduce the time required for the experiment.
Regarding the robot, it is being told that this robot will be functional for 50 to 100 years, but the real purpose of creating this robot is to ensure that this device can work in a zero-gravity environment.