5G could finally herald the era of wireless surgery

Ludovic Righetti is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU Tandon. 

Though it may still sound like science fiction, over the past 15 years, robotic-assisted surgeries have become practically commonplace. … “With a 5G wireless connection, you can do those things not on the robot, but somewhere else, in the cloud,” says Ludovic Righetti, who leads the Machines in Motion Laboratory at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and works with 5G in the NYU Wireless lab. “With 5G, we can transmit a lot of data, and we can do all the processing as fast as we receive it.”

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