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Issue No.01 - Jan. (2013 vol.46)
pp: 56-64
Noel Sharkey , University of Sheffield, UK
Amanda Sharkey , University of Sheffield, UK
ABSTRACT
Robotic surgery is a relatively new technology that promises unparalleled innovation with minimization of pain and time spent in recovery, but surgeons must follow realistic ethical guidelines if this treatment option is to thrive.
INDEX TERMS
Medical robots, Hospitals, Technological innovation, Medical services, Ethics, Surgery, Privacy, privacy, computer science and medicine, telemedicine, robotic surgery, telesurgery, da Vinci Surgical System, ROBODOC, ethics
CITATION
Noel Sharkey, Amanda Sharkey, "Robotic Surgery: On the Cutting Edge of Ethics", Computer, vol.46, no. 1, pp. 56-64, Jan. 2013, doi:10.1109/MC.2012.424
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