Not ready to pass the torch to robots? That’s fine—they can’t grab it yet.
A robot sorts fish in a processing plant, then passes them to a human worker for filleting. An astronaut floating in zero gravity exchanges tools with a robotic assistant. A robot hands a scalpel to a surgeon, freeing up a nurse for more complicated tasks. Neuroscientists and engineers at Northeastern are working together to make sure robots are up for the task, which is more complicated than it looks.