Friday, April 3, 2009

Robot scientist

Amazing, I know about the use of robotics systems to manage high throughput experiments, for example when you need to prepare reactives dilutions in plate series of 96 or 384 (some time ago I hacked one of these equipments using reverse engineering and Perl), or picking bacterial colonies and extract the DNA.

Now a couple of reports in Science (this and this) are describing the use of a robotic system to study yeast mutants in media deprivation, and after run 1000 experiments every day, the system report some insight about the results. Check the video and more information in NewScientist.

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