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Robot Teacher: Dr. Erik Dutson

  • Published Nov 8, 2010 8:15 AM

Using an android-like robot that he controlled from his home with joysticks, Dr. Erik Dutson was able to interact with trainees and faculty in Italy and "move" around the room without actually being there. "It’s much easier to just plug in a laptop than get on a plane," says Dutson, co-director of UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technologies.

Read Robot helps prof train new surgeons in Italy in UCLA Today