IDTechEx research details the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence in robotic surgery

Boston, August 24, 2020/PRNewswire/-IDTechEx stated in its latest report “Innovation in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technology, Participants and Market” that by 2030, the robotic surgery market will Reached more than $12 billion. It broke the market structure and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
In the past 5 to 10 years, the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has led many people to associate it with robotic surgery systems. However, few robotic surgery systems are equipped with AI-driven human-computer interaction functions.
Artificial intelligence provides many opportunities for the development of robotic surgery. For example, by recognizing the surgeon’s movements (such as head, eyes, hands) and converting them into the operation commands of the surgical robot, it can promote the interaction medium between the surgeon and the surgical robot. AI can also verbally manipulate surgical robots through voice recognition arms. Although the accuracy and accuracy of speech recognition have been improved by integrating deep learning into speech recognition, this technology is still in its early stages and needs further development to become reliable.
AI facilitates the positioning of robotic instruments. For example, the ML algorithm in the plastic surgery robot can perform preoperative planning by creating a virtual model of the patient’s anatomy, and can create trajectories for intervention (such as drilling, screw implantation). This reduces the chance of human error.
So, when will AI be widely used in robotic surgery systems? Currently, its use is limited to image recognition algorithms for pre-operative planning. Currently, there is no clear path for other forms of AI in robotic surgery.
Regulations are the biggest obstacle. As AI algorithms continue to learn and change, a regulatory framework has not been constructed to adapt to adaptive technologies such as AI. When the algorithm adapts, it is no longer the same algorithm and cannot be used in medical practice without renewing the approval. Although their understanding of AI is still vague, regulators believe this unpredictability is too dangerous to approve surgical robots. They are designing new ways to regulate AI, but it will take years to take effect.
To learn more about the use of AI in robotic surgery, please refer to the IDTechEx report “Robot Surgery Innovation 2020-2030: Technology, Participants and Market”. IDTechEx’s discovery is not limited to AI, but also covers the entire robotic surgery industry. The report breaks down the market pattern and emerging technologies, focuses on the latest trends and provides market forecasts for the next decade.
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Post time: Sep-07-2020