On April 30th, John Bares delivered the Basic Science lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Bares' talk was titled "Will a Robot Take Your Job?".
Bares presented an overview of leading edge robotics technologies and systems with a focus on applications outside of the factory. A central theme of the talk was the perceptual sensing challenges faced by robots that operate in fields, mines, construction sites and other outdoor spaces.