In 2011, there was news that a surgical robot could deftly peel a grape with multiple efficient pincers. Now, the da Vinci Surgical System has demonstrated modern surgical technology by delicately stitching a grape back together. We found this video useful for explaining what stitches are and why someone might need them, but these robots can also perform minor surgical procedures.

And they can, of course, lace a football:

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