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Robotics in the Military

  • Robert B. Lim
  • Dmitry Oleynikov
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Abstract

Military surgeons also use robotic assistance when performing laparoscopic procedures. However the military is also trying to extend the use of robots to the battlefield to help with diagnosis, triage, hemorrhage control, and even surgical care. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funded by the Department of Defense, and it supports many projects in both the military and civilian sector that are aimed to improve medical care during combat. This chapter is the summary of those projects.

Keywords

Military Battlefield Molecular Biomodulation Noninvasive surgery Telesurgery DARPA 

Abbreviations

CMAS

Canadian Centre for Minimal Access Surgery

CSH

Combat support hospital

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency

FST

Forward surgical team

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

TATRC

Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center

HIFU

High-intensity focused ultrasound

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Lim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dmitry Oleynikov
    • 3
  1. 1.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryTripler Army Medical CenterHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA

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