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Summer Science Exhibition 2023: Micro-robotics for eye surgery

Get to grips with the robotic tools that can help surgeons operate inside the eye and the tiniest structures of the body. These robots move like an elephant’s trunk, flexing and altering shape to mimic the dexterity of the human hand. Watch the robot at work and see how you compare.

6 - 9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Tuesday 4 - Sunday 9 July 2023

Exhibit description:

Visitors will be able to learn how new micro-surgical robotic systems are being developed that can operate within the human retina and could be used for cutting-edge procedures including delivering regenerative STEM-cell therapies to restore sight to people with conditions such as age related macular degeneration. 

Researchers at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences aim to improve surgical practice by developing robots that allow surgeons to operate under the most challenging of scenarios.

Flexible micro-robots can provide increased dexterity, better visualisation, superhuman sensing capabilities and enable surgeons to carry out challenging and even previously impossible interventions.

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