Robots are medical support systems. They take the pressure off doctors, but do not replace them. A surgical robot optimizes and stabilizes the surgeon's movements. It eliminates any hand tremors and ensures that the instruments remain in the application area. In the cath lab, robot-assisted systems protect interventional radiologists from unnecessary radiation. In orthopedics, exoskeletons stabilize the musculoskeletal system and help the patient relearn movements. And in pharmacies, medications are increasingly dispensed by automated systems. In short, medicine derives huge benefits from the new assistance systems.