That morning cup of coffee, you and I need it to wake up. Your friendly neighborhood robot might need coffee in the future too. Not to drink or to help keep the robot awake but to help the robot help you. You might be wondering how that's possible, let me explain.

That used filter full of ground coffee beans offers a robot hand the perfect texture and grip for picking up objects. It has to do with the granule structure of the beans and the way the robot hand can manipulate them around an object to lift it gently but with a very firm grip. I don't think we want the robots to drink the actual coffee. That's because even with that sure grip their hand might shake like mine do after a couple of cups.