Dr Susan Lim’s historic performance of the first successful cadaveric liver transplant for Singapore and Asia in 1990 propelled her into the media spotlight at the age of 35. She became the first in Asia, and the second woman in the world to have performed a successful liver transplant at that time. She holds many academic recognitions and honors, and even has an award for continuing medical education named after her for her work in the advancement of Laparoscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery. Her desire to discover that next big thing keeps her actively focused on robotics and stem cell research. She strongly believes that as society increasingly embraces technology, communication and interactions will extend beyond humans to robots and other inanimates.