Malfunctioning of Robotic Systems During Laparoscopy

A study reported last year in the Journal of Endourology by Kaushik and others documented numerous occasions of mechanical failure of a robotic machine during surgery. Over 50% of doctors surveyed indicated that they had experienced intraoperative malfunctions which were "irrecoverable." That terms means that the surgery with the machine had to be terminated and the doctor had to use open surgery to complete the surgery.