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Robotic Arm's Big Flaw: Patients Say It's 'Too Easy'

September 23, 2010

Bob Melia using the robotic arm University of Central Florida researchers thought the ease of using a robotic arm's automatic mode would be a huge hit. But they were wrong--many participants in a pilot study didn't like it because it was "too easy." Full Story

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