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KidsArm is a robot that allows surgeons to quickly navigate to surgical sites in the body. It has an advanced imaging and control system that makes it extremely precise, and it is designed to explore the potential for automating certain demanding tasks in minimally invasive pediatric surgery -- a challenge before without the tool's assistance. Shown here: KidsArm platform with biopsy tool attached. (Credit: MDA and CIGITI)


The suturing tool demonstrates image-guided anastomosis, which means the connecting of parts such as vessels. The target on the top of the tool is used to lead the tool's tip. This is the same technology used to track the robotic systems on the space shuttle and the International Space Station. (Credit: MDA and CIGITI)


The space shuttle Endeavour's robotic Canadarm hands off the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) to the International Space Station's Canadarm2 to complete the installation on the station's starboard truss. The Japanese Kibo complex is at left. (Credit: NASA)

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