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?
»Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker
»Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2s0cf7w
» Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com
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.
#robotics #cloud #automation #lab #science #seeker #focalpoint
Carnegie Mellon: Masters of Science in Automated Science
“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
“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
“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.”
Our scientific understanding of the universe is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Join Focal Point as we meet the people building tomorrow’s world. Witness the astonishing discoveries that will propel humanity forward and zero-in on the places where science-fiction becomes science-reality.
Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe.
Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com
Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/
Focal Point on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FocalPointShow/
Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker