ROBODOC Hip/Knee Replacement Surgical Robot prototype donated

November 21, 2016

A 1989 prototype of ROBODOC, to which Russell Taylor and Peter Kazanzides developed at IBM Research with UC Davis prior to joining LCSR at Johns Hopkins University, has been donated to the Smithsonian:

“The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today acquired a 1989 prototype of ROBODOC, a groundbreaking orthopedic surgical device created for hip and knee replacement surgeries. THINK Surgical Inc. of Fremont, Calif., also donated approximately 6 cubic feet of archival material.”

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