First remote-controlled robot heart surgery successful

Paul Raven @ 30-04-2010

A reminder (if such were needed) that technology is a double-edged sword: while remote-controlled tech can be used to kill, it can also be used to save lives, as demonstrated by the first successful remote-controlled robot heart surgery procedure, performed earlier this week in London [via SlashDot].

Granted, the surgeon was only on the other side of a wall from the patient, but proof-of-concept is proof-of-concept.