Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 141–147 | Cite as

History of robotic surgery

  • Satyam Kalan
  • Sanket ChauhanEmail author
  • Rafael F. Coelho
  • Marcelo A. Orvieto
  • Ignacio R. Camacho
  • Kenneth J. Palmer
  • Vipul R. Patel
Review Article


Robotic surgery is one of the most advanced forms of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Although the application of robotic technology to surgical robotics started some 20 years ago, the earliest work in robotics and automation can be traced back to 400 BC. Some of the early pioneers include Archytas of Arentum, Leonardo da Vinci, Gianello Toriano, and Pierre Jaquet-Droz, and we owe to these philosophers and scientists the fact that we can offer the benefit of minimal invasion in surgery. The purpose of this review is to give a brief description of the evolution of robotic surgery from its early history to present-day surgical robotics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satyam Kalan
    • 1
  • Sanket Chauhan
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rafael F. Coelho
    • 2
  • Marcelo A. Orvieto
    • 2
  • Ignacio R. Camacho
    • 2
  • Kenneth J. Palmer
    • 2
  • Vipul R. Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Global Robotics Institute, Florida Hospital Celebration HealthUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.Global Robotics Institute, Florida Hospital Celebration HealthUniversity of Central Florida College of MedicineOrlandoUSA

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