February 23, 2012      

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. last week opened a lab dedicated to building surgical robots within the Asian Institute for Life Sciences, the Korea Herald reported. The company already ranks fifth globally in medical robotics, with a 9 percent market share, according to the newspaper. Two other Asian manufacturing giants Hitachi and Toshiba are among its competitors. However, aside from Intuitive Surgical, the industry is still very much categorized by smaller players that have arisen from univers...

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