Space Robot Arm Tech Could Help Surgeons Operate On Kids

September 4, 2014 8:37 PM

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The technology powering robotic arms in space could be used to perform minor surgeries for children on Earth.

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) — the manufacturer of the robotic arms Canadarm and Canadarm2 — is now part of a project called KidsArm. The effort aims to use a mini-arm to automate some tasks during pediatric surgery.

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