Technology is changing for better or for worse, it's really how you look at that decides whether it is good or bad.
This is the Robodoc. This robot was made in 1992. The Robodoc assisted surgeons in total hip replacements.
Da Vinci Surgical Robot
The Da Vinci Surgical Robot was made in 2000 by Intuitive Surgical. This robot is used all around the world helping many people. The Da Vinci robot has assisted in numerous surgeries worldwide from tumor removal to even heart valve repair. The Da Vinci robot is one of the most used surgical robots. As of now, the Da Vinci Surgical Robot has performed over two million surgeries all over the world by about 3,000 Da Vinci Surgical Robot (Piesing, 2014). In the future, that number is projected to increase greatly over the next years.
As you can see through those three picture of the robots, the robots improved a lot over the years. The size of the robots changed, getting smaller throughout the years. You can tell technology really improved from 1985 to now.