An acquaintance had "da Vinci robot surgery". It went well.
Here's what such an O.R. looks like:
That's the surgeon on the left, guiding the machine. That the exposed flesh of the patient on the right, with a couple of medical helpers looking on. I'm sure those people are doing something useful.
"The current system is designed merely to replicate seamlessly the movement of the surgeon's hands with the tips of micro-instruments, not to make decisions or move without the surgeon’s direct input."
Is da Vinci really a bot?
I would say that... it is not.
But it's moving in the direction
of positronic perfection.