robotics http://wrvo.org en Concern raised over robotic surgery complications http://wrvo.org/post/concern-raised-over-robotic-surgery-complications <p>The use of surgical robots has increased by more than 400 percent in the United States over the past six years. But a recent study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality suggests that there&rsquo;s underreporting of complications resulting from robotic surgeries.<br /><br />Robot-assisted surgery is a minimally-invasive method in which a small incision allows remote-controlled instruments to be inserted into the body. The instruments are then controlled during the procedure by the surgeon using a console.<br /> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45155 at http://wrvo.org Robotics camp promotes hands-on approach to math and technology http://wrvo.org/post/robotics-camp-promotes-hands-approach-math-and-technology <p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:53:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42207 at http://wrvo.org Robotics camp promotes hands-on approach to math and technology Boys and girls: start your robots! http://wrvo.org/post/boys-and-girls-start-your-robots <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="248" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-5nNGC-IQ1I" width="440"></iframe></p><p></p><p>They weren&#39;t quite the Transformers from the movies, but once the bell rang inside the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, the robot&#39;s wheels turned, gears spun and metal arms extended.</p><p>The VEX Robotics Competition was the culmination of weeks of engineering and problem solving for central New York students.&nbsp; Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:15:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 14359 at http://wrvo.org