The top robots of 2010

They walk, they dance, they...perform surgeries? Take a look at some of the best robotic creations of 2010!

By Elizabeth Fish, PC World |  Personal Tech, robotics

We’ve worried about robots steadily taking human jobs and even creating themselves without human intervention. Robots even grew their own brains and were out to, er, punch us. But none of this block the path for some great robotic creations in 2010, including both scientific and homemade inventions. So here are just a few of GeekTech’s robotic highlights of the last year.

Medical Robots

Robots in medicine have been pretty incredible this year. First up, there was OctoMag, the tiny robot that could remove blood clots from eye vessels, thus allowing patients to avoid having to endure a traditional eye surgery. This robot is also pretty basic--it’s made mainly out of five tightly coiled springs. The only catch is that it has to be inserted up the patient's nose. Gross. Watch the video to see how the robot works.

And for the first time ever, in 2010 a surgical procedure was performed entirely by robots. The incredible feat happened at McGill University Health Centre in Canada, for a prostatectomy. Although there were technically surgeons in control behind the scenes, the robots were still performing the surgery rather than human hands.

Walking Robots


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