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NASA funds surgical robot for space mission

NASA is funding a mini-surgical robot dubbed MIRA (miniaturised in-vivo robotic assistant) and sending it on a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.

The space agency has allocated $100,000 to Virtual Incision, a start-up based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Campus, where Shane Farritor, a UNL professor of engineering, and his team have spent more than 15 years developing it.

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