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Fertil Steril. 2005 Jul;84(1):1-11.

Robotics in reproductive medicine.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the history, development, current applications, and future of robotic technology.

DESIGN:

The MEDLINE database was reviewed for all publications on robotic technology in medicine, surgery, reproductive endocrinology, its role in surgical education, and telepresence surgery.

SETTING:

University medical center.

CONCLUSION(S):

Robotic-assisted surgery is an emerging technology, which provides an alternative to traditional surgical techniques in reproductive medicine and may have a role in surgical education and telepresence surgery.

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