Here’s A Precision Surgical Robot Folding A Paper Airplane, Because It Can
by Perry Michael Simon on March 31, 2011
Who doesn’t love seeing expensive robotic equipment intended for performing delicate surgery used instead for the critical application of folding and (sort of, not quite) flying a paper airplane? Here:
Dr. James Porter of Swedish Hospital in Seattle did this video to demonstrate exactly how delicately these things can work. It’s pretty impressive, although the part where it tries to fly the plane is weak. Good thing surgical robots generally don’t have to throw anything. (Although that might be fun. Hey, you over there, here’s a spleen — catch!) If you ever need precision surgery or need to fold and throw a paper airplane, you now know where to go.
HT: KIRO-TV Seattle