I got to play with the $1.5 million da Vinci surgical robot today! It did not disappoint. In fact, I was more fascinated by the robot than I thought. It looks hard to operate (no pun intended) when you’re watching someone else do it on the screen, but it is actually very intuitive since you see in 3-D HD when your head is in the machine. In the bottom picture, you can see what was used to practice. The rubber bands were about half the circumference of a penny, so you can gauge how precise the robot is. I can only imagine that in the near future, this machine will become primitive. Playing with the da Vinci definitely reinforced my desire to possibly become a surgeon one day. 

Having trouble thinking of what to get me for my birthday? *hinthint*