Scientists are creating artificially intelligent robotic arms that could help surgeons complete their sutures. Performing sutures is tedious and takes time that some doctors do not have. These arms could give surgeons the option to perform more intricate jobs while the robot takes over simpler tasks.
Motion2Vec is a semi-supervised AI deep-learning system. The AI system learns from siamese networks to gauge similarities in over 78 videos of the action and then mimics it. So far, the robot has had 85.5 percent segmentation precision and a 0.94-centimeter error in targeting accuracy.
"We're not there yet. But what we're moving towards is the ability for a surgeon to indicate where they want a row of sutures and convey that they want six overhand sutures," said Dr. Ajay Tanwani, leader of the UC Berkeley team.
Artificial Intelligence in medical robots are helping surgeons to deliver safer surgeries by allowing them opportunity to rest and focus on the more complex areas of procedures.