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Inside the Lab Where Robots Run Their Own Experiments

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Recent breakthroughs in automation and active machine learning are taking laboratory science to the next level. What will the laboratories of the future look like?
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This is a laboratory run by robots with virtually no human intervention as part of an industry-wide push toward automation.

The robot scientists can be found executing thousands of experiments, searching for life-saving drugs, and building synthetic organisms.

In this Focal Point, we take a look inside Strateos, a robotic cloud lab that is fundamentally reimagining scientific discovery. We sit down with both Ben Miles, Head of Product at Strateos Cloud Lab, and Robert Murphy, Head of Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University, to learn more about what automation could mean for the future of scientific research.

Find out how these labs run by robots can transform how we develop new therapies, and even offer more reliable results, in this Focal Point.

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Carnegie Mellon: Masters of Science in Automated Science
http://msas.cbd.cmu.edu/
“The Computational Biology Department’s Masters of Science in Automated Science: Biological Experimentation (MSAS) program trains practitioners in the design, implementation, and application of automation in scientific research. Students train with world-class faculty, including those from the top-ranked School of Computer Science. Graduates become leaders in the emerging paradigm of Automated Science – the combination of robotic scientific instruments, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence for iteratively building predictive models from experimental data and selecting new experiments to improve them.”

Scientists Can Work From Home When the Lab Is in the Cloud
https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/robotics/robotics-software/scientists-work-from-home-lab-cloud
“Silicon Valley-based startup Strateos says its robotic laboratories allow scientists doing biological research and testing to do so right now. Within a few months, the company believes it will have remote robotic labs available for use by chemists synthesizing new compounds.”

In The Lab Of The Future, Robots Run Experiments While Scientists Sleep
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/12/21/in-the-lab-of-the-future-robots-run-experiments-while-scientists-sleep/#42f220141b3e
“When you think about automation, you probably think of factories, not biomedical research labs. But advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, internet-of-things technologies and cloud computing will change that. From software that helps scientists plan experiments to robotic labs that execute them flawlessly, these developments are creating labs of the future in which scientists have more time to think while distributed devices run and gather data on experiments.”

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