Traditionally, the term life sciences has referred to several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that describe living organisms and their organization... Read more
Dr Mohr spoke at Wired Health on the future of surgical robots. Though surgical robots have become prevalent in many hospitals and countries by making surgeries less invasive, they have not revolutionized surgeries inside the patients. The next phase is to look at surgical robots as a platform for integrating other technologies that can impact a patient outcome, such as enabling early detection of diseases, providing decision support during surgeries, and allowing surgeons to work at a different scale.
The allure and promise of robots have long captured the human imagination. Healthcare robots have been on the rise, providing virtual check-ups, assisting with physical tasks, and offering emotional support and encouragement.
Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.
IEEE Robot Challenge is an outreach program for high school students interested in engineering. Watch these high school students learn and compete through this process.