From “bionic” mixologists and roving pizza delivery pros, here are some of the top tasks humans have handed over to humanity’s robotic sidekicks.

Robonaut2 positioned next to an astronaut spacesuit.

Image: NASA

Robots were once reserved for the pages of paperback pulp, but in recent decades, these bots have transformed from science fiction to everyday reality. Robotic interactions are a common part of the modern human experience as these increasingly nimble machines are designed with new skills and dexterity. During this time, robots have augmented human roles across industries from manufacturing to space exploration. From autonomous pizza delivery and bionic bartending to sports entertainment, here are some of the top tasks humans have offloaded onto our robotic assistants.


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