Robots Coming to the Workplace?
Baxter reacts to voice commands or hand signals and picks up the tool using a magnet. This allows nurses more freedom for more important tasks during surgery.
Mithun Jacob, a graduate robotics student, with Professor Juan Wachs, said robots will one day work side by side with humans.
"We want to develop this robot to work really close with humans. It's meant to work in really close collaboration with humans to do several tasks - manufacturing, assembly and, what we are trying to do, surgery," said Jacob.