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Doctors nanotechnologies present surgical team microrobots

August 25 2008

Scientists involved in the project "Araknes, intend to develop a few remote-controlled microrobots, who, working from within, can, for example, to perform the surgery of the stomach. Such an ambitious goal writing team plans to have over 4 years.

Innovation, according to experts, can help reduce post-operative trauma. The big advantage of microrobots is also the ability to use the internal human resources. Optical systems will be introduced into the patient's body through the oral and from inside to provide treatment.

The project involves the Tuscan experts, as well as their counterparts from France, Britain, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. Development of new technologies in surgery, according to preliminary estimates, will require approximately 8 million euros. Funding for this project took over the European Union, said

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