Robot sent to the ISS can perform operations in space

Isbel Lázaro.

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MIRA, a robot sent to the ISS and designed for various tasks, such as tissue cutting and manipulation, incorporates camera and remote control technology, allowing surgeons to direct operations remotely. With its two robotic arms, it simulates surgical procedures in space.

Unmanned deliveries to the International Space Station (ISS) often contain crucial supplies and scientific experiments. However, a recent resupply mission included a special cargo: a miniature surgical robot ready to perform surgery simulations.

The miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant (MIRA) was launched into space on January 30, its creators recently announced, and reached the space station on February 1. Developed by Shane Farritor, a professor of engineering at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his team, the device is housed in a cabinet the size of a microwave oven.