Researcher from the University of Brown have created a robot who can deal with uncertainty from human requests. A person can ask the robot for an item and the robot will try to determine which item the user requested. If the robot is unsure, because there are multiple copies of the same item on the table, then the robot will ask confirmation for which specific copy the user wants.
While this seems very trivial, handling uncertainty is a big part of human interaction and a big problem for computer scientists who are trying to develop human-robot interactions.
As for our industry, these kind of advancements really start shining a light on distant possibilities for creating better, richer and more natural experiences between humans and robots.