For many years, robots have been sectioned off into two categories: heavy machinery and humanoids. This is changing faster than most are realizing.
New robots are completing tasks that have largely been considered human tasks such as cooking, package delivery, and customer service. Tesla, famous for their luxury electric cars, has become famous for their effort to create a car manufacturing plant that starts and ends with robots. Robots have begun to enter the kitchen with robotic arms that follow a precise recipe everytime perfectly and even cleans up after itself.
Boston Dynamics, a robotics company that has become well-known from their viral robotics videos, are building robots that can easily navigate rooms, pick up objects, and find people -- possibly providing aid and support in disaster and dangerous situations.