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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


HUETO MADRID, J.A.. Robotic technology in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.1, pp.09-15. ISSN 2173-9161.

The use of robots in surgery as operating room assistants or as surgical agents has attracted interest for decades. Their accuracy, resistance to fatigue and many other features augur a prominent role of this technology in maxillofacial surgery in the future. Nevertheless, experience in this field and other surgical specialities has shown that robotic technology is not yet mature enough to be used routinely in operating rooms. The introduction of new technologies to improve miniaturization, cooperative work, and better interactive behavior may endow robots with the necessary features to make them useful enough to include them in our surgical activities.

Keywords : Robots; New technology; Oral maxillofacial surgery.

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