A tiny robot developed in Israel is no bigger than a pen, yet it has all the tools a brain surgeon needs to operate on a patient.

Tamar Robotics has developed the world’s smallest and most accurate robotic system for minimally invasive brain surgery, with a diameter of just 10mm (0.4in).

It’s equipped with a camera, two steerable and bendable robotic arms that can hold classic surgical tools, and an extendable scaffolding that makes it easier to see and maneuver the tools within the target workspace.

The company is based near Haifa and was founded by Prof. Moshe Shoham, who is considered to be one of the pioneers of medical robotics. He hopes the system will be approved for use in American hospitals in 2026.

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