Robot surgeon does suturing better than humans
Autonomous robot can sew soft tissue with accuracy and precision
Dr. Kim, the Vice President of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and Associate Chief of Surgery at Children's National Medical Center Washington DC, and his group "taught" the system using the best practices of human surgeons.
In a proof of principle on pigs they demonstrated the robot could successfully perform a procedure called an "anastomosis" in which the two ends of a surgically severed intestine are sewed together. The robot required minimal direct supervision and the outcomes were at least as good as those expected from human surgeons.