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Robotic scientist

23 Jul Robotic scientist

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have invented an £100.000 robotic arm that will speed up scientific discovery. This robo-scientist can go through around 1000 catalyst formulations in one week, which is equivalent to what a student can study during a 4 year PHD. It can be programmed from home, which is a great advantage during the pandemic, and it lets scientists focus on more important tasks while it does the repetitive testing for them.

It works constantly at the same pace – it doesn’t get tired, need brakes or holidays. Thankfully, the invention of this robotic arm doesn’t mean human scientists will lose their jobs – this machine still needs to cooperate with people. This is simply a way to help speed up research and make scientists’ job easier.

See the video below:

More information here:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53029854

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01246-y

https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/high-tech/robot/un-robot-chimiste-intelligent-et-totalement-autonome_145860