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Maj. Scott Thallemer, perioperative nurse and robotics coordinator with the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education (InDoRSE), trains Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, on the da Vinci X surgical system used in robotics surgery at the Keesler Medical Center, Sept. 26, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. InDoRSE is working with the Air Force Research Lab to understand trust between surgical teams and the robot in order to improve on the training program. Trust is a key factor in determining proper use of such innovative technology as surgical robots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)


Air Force Research Lab studies trust between surgical teams and robots

Maj. Scott Thallemer, perioperative nurse and robotics coordinator with the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education (InDoRSE), trains Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, on the da Vinci X surgical system used in robotics surgery at the Keesler Medical Center, Sept. 26, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. InDoRSE is working with the Air Force Research Lab to understand trust between surgical teams and the robot in order to improve on the training program. Trust is a key factor in determining proper use of such innovative technology as surgical robots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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