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'Open-source' Robotic Surgery Platform Going to Top Medical Research Labs
January 12, 2012
Robotics experts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of Washington have completed a set of seven advanced robotic surgery systems for use by major medical research laboratories throughout the United States.
University of California, Santa Cruz
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