Peter Kim and Axel Krieger at Children's National Medical Center discuss their new supervised autonomous robot, Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR), which can perform soft tissue surgery, shown here using pig intestinal tissue. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the May 4, 2016 issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by A. Shademan at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., and colleagues was titled, "Supervised autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery."
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