How a Robot Arm in Space Inspired Tech for Surgery on Earth

The technology used to help create the international space station in 1981 and its predecessor, which now captures visiting cargo spacecraft, has found another very different and very earth-bound use. The Canadarm2, launched in 2001, is serving as the inspiration for a highly precise neurosurgery tool. Its enhanced tracking ability reportedly makes it a safer tool for patients with more efficiency for surgeons. A first-generation version of the device, the Brightmatter Drive, was created in 2015 by Maxar Technologies in conjunction with Tortonto based Synaptive, with a newer version released in 2017.

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