OK, there are new, cool things happening all the time. Scientists slow light down until it goes backwards, for example. But this is definitely futuristic. A robot in Italy (monitored by a PC in Boston) performed surgery on a heart patient. Yes, the machine repaired the human. This is a turning point in robo-human relations.
So the question is which robot would you want to operate on you? CP3O might have a good bedside manner, but R2D2 is more discrete. Robbie the Robot seems like he’d panic, where the Terminator is calm under pressure.