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Aug 2, 2022

Astronauts will undergo surgeries aboard the ISS thanks to an autonomous robot

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

The autonomous, miniaturized robot could mimic movements used in surgery in space remotely.

MIRA, short for miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant\.


An autonomous, miniaturized robot could soon perform simulated tasks that mimic movements used in surgery without the help of doctors or astronauts.

Meet MIRA, short for miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant. Invented by Nebraska Engineering Professor Shane Farritor, the surgical robot is being readied for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station. For this, NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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