Robot Wars - Are There Any True Contenders to the Throne? - non CME
Robotic assisted surgery has become more and more present in ORs around the world and there continues to be growing enthusiasm for its use in general and subspecialty surgery. Until now, the world of robotic surgery has been a virtual monopoly dominated by a single vendor and platform, the Intuitive Surgical DaVinci systems. There are currently close to 6000 Da Vinci platforms around the world. Given its massive presence, marketshare and widespread use, many clinicians may not be aware of other robotic platforms currently available or in development. In preparation for battle, the marketplace is now opening to a number of new platforms with different approaches all with the goal of enhancing surgical performance using computer and mechanical assistive technology. Alongside the platforms for use for general surgical procedures, there has been rapid development of robotics in other fields such as orthopedics and neurosurgery as well. All of these forces are converging and competing for access to our operating rooms, and the race to marketshare is just starting. We are entering an exciting and potentially tumultuous time for surgeons as we face the opening salvos in the coming ROBOT WARS.
- Review the current robotic marketplace and to identify the ‘other’ robotic platforms competing for their share.
- Compare these platforms to the current 'leader' and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.
- Choose contenders and when put to a head-to-head battle with each other and/or the champ, hypothesize a winner.
|Introduction||3:00 pm - 3:03 pm|
|DaVinci - Past to Present - What`s the Future||3:03 pm - 3:15 pm|
|Light Infantry - Endoluminal Robotics||3:15 pm - 3:27 pm|
|Light Infantry - Human Extensions||3:27 pm - 3:39 pm|
|Heavy Armored Divisions - FDA and CE Approved Platforms||3:39 pm - 3:51 pm|
|Heavy Armored Division - Waiting to Launch||3:51 pm - 4:03 pm|
|All is not Quiet on the Western Front: Robots in Other Fields||4:03 pm - 4:18 pm|
||Panel Discussion||4:18 pm - 4:30 pm|