Some Concho Valley high school students learned about the practical applications of robotics Tuesday.
Students from Wall High School, who competed in this year’s robotics competition at the San Angelo Stock Show, learned about how doctors use robotics to assist with surgical procedures.
Surgeons at Shannon Medical Center showed the Wall stuents how they use the Da Vinci surgical system.
It’s a lesson that could help shape some students’ careers.
Doctors say the Da Vinci system, which is controlled by their hand movements, is used for a number of minimally invasive surgical procedures.