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HERMES Humanoid Robot

The HERMES Humanoid Robot, developed by MIT, can enter areas that are too dangerous for humans, think about the Fukushima Daiichi Power PlantFukushima, offering an effective solution in disaster management. Peter Kim, from the team said:

“We have recently successfully developed and tested a robotic system includes a 3D multispectral imaging system that can detect and differentiate tissue types and organs; a novel system that allows robust 3D tracking of soft tissue targets immune to blood and tissue occlusions. A robotic manipulator with real-time control, capable of adapting to tissue deformations and movement is used to finely apply and tie sutures. These components make the system modular and well-suited to automate any phase of a soft tissue surgery. It has the ability to distinguish between tissue features, quantify and track 3D targets in a messy surgical environment, and intelligently plan and adapt while controlling surgical tools more precisely than a human surgeon.”

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