Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Accelerates Robotic Surgery Revolution

Robot surgery is a technology that has been around for more than ten years. However, the next-generation robotic systems have many advantages that have helped accelerate the mechanical revolution in the world. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning support the new generation of robotics systems. This improves the safety and precision of surgical procedures.

The R&D teams from our industry partners have made this possible through their unrelenting efforts. They know that deep learning data is better than behavior coded by engineers unaware of the many possible scenarios. These deep machine-learning datasets are gathered by observing surgeries. AI can identify patterns during surgical procedures and improve best practices. It also increases the accuracy of a surgical robot’s control to submillimeter levels thanks to sophisticated algorithms and data.

AI-powered tools for image analysis can track and identify surgical instruments within the body and provide real-time guidance during the procedure. These tools can also identify unexpected intraoperative complications or events, allowing surgeons to act quickly. These safety mechanisms are designed to improve clinical outcomes while reducing surgical errors.

It is impossible to overstate the importance of 3D high-definition vision in laparoscopic surgery. This provides a more excellent depth perception compared to a 2D image. It increases safety and decreases time spent on the console during surgery. The robotic wrists on the end of robotic arms can rotate the wrist up to 720 degrees, which is a much greater range than the human wrist’s 30-degree limit. The wide range of wrist movements allows surgeons to perform complex actions and suture efficiently.

The next-generation robot system is gaining popularity around the world. It is mobile and can be used in operating theatres for other surgical procedures such as gallbladder stone herniaappendicitisweight loss surgery, fundoplication, and more.

I’ve always believed that technology can empower clinicians. Laparoscopy is now available to all, but technology has always started at a high cost. Over time, as mass production and adoption increase, prices will become more affordable and services more readily accessible. Mobile phones are a good example. What was once a status icon is now available to everyone. Robotic surgery will be 50-60% of all operations in a decade. In a decade, young surgeons will operate in a 3-D environment. The possibilities are endless and exciting. They will lead to a more efficient health system.