At TEDxNavesink in Lincroft, New Jersey, attendees had the chance to operate … via robot. Local medical center Monmouth Medical brought Leonardo, a surgical robot that helps surgeons to make surgical procedures less invasive and more precise than if they used their hands alone.
Leonardo presided over one of the event’s hallways, allowing attendees to test their surgical skills on clay, rings, and other props. The team at TEDxNavesink was excited to allow attendees to interact with a budding technology thriving in their community — the material product of an idea worth spreading.
And for a closer look at the future of surgery (and robots’ place in it), check out these 8 great talks on advances in surgery on TED.com.