The DaVinci surgical robot, used primarily at present in urological surgery, has gotten a lot of media. Here it is showing its stuff by skinning a grape. So I guess it’d be useful in the kitchen as well as the OR.
I think there’s a future, as the cost comes down because the benefit appears relatively marginal at present, for robotics in just about all surgical fields in the future. I can certainly see a robot help splitting the fissure or dissecting away an acoustic or the like in neurosurgery.